Join Tacoma Historical Society for an outdoor tea party in celebration of the arrival of the Suffrage Special delegation to Tacoma in 1909.
Join Tacoma Historical Society for a beautiful outdoor tea party in celebration of the arrival of the Suffrage Special delegation to Tacoma in 1909.
Representatives of the National American Woman Suffrage Association boarded a Northern Pacific train going from Chicago to Seattle for the 41st Annual Convention. Along the way they stopped in several cities, gave speeches and picked up more passengers all in the pursuit for women's right to vote. In June of 1909, they stopped in Tacoma where they were given a tour of Point Defiance Park, served dinner and gave speeches at the Tacoma Building.
The menu will include a variety of teas, gourmet Italian tea sandwiches, decadent scones garnished with berries & assorted jams and rich raspberry, chocolate & banana cream tartlets. Following tea, THS curator Elizabeth Korsmo will give a talk about the historical events behind the Suffrage Special and Barbara Callander & Denise Winters will give a special performance as leaders of the Washington Women's Suffrage Movement. Supplies will be provided for guests to make their own suffrage sash.
The party will take place at the beautiful Point Defiance Pagoda in view of the Japanese garden and near the Rose Garden.
Historic costume is encouraged but not required.
For questions, call (253) 472-3738 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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