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Votes for Women Trail Marker at the Girlhood Home of Carrie Chapman Catt

By September 29, 2021 No Comments

Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum, located near Charles City, Iowa, held a dedication of a NVWT marker on July 9, 2021.The National 19th Amendment Society (NNAS), the non-profit organization that oversees Carrie’s Girlhood Home Museum, promoted the event that included comments from David McCartney, son of the NNAS founding president Rhoda McCartney, about the history of Carrie’s Girlhood Home, which is celebrating 30 years; Tim Lane, great-great-nephew of Carrie, was introduced by Emma Prichard, 13-year-old daughter of Iowa Representative Todd Prichard; and Cheryl Erb, President, NNAS, served as EmCee.

The trail marker was draped with a replicated suffrage flag and tied with yellow ribbon. Individually wrapped cookies, which featured a yellow rose frosting design, and bottled water were served during the reception which was held prior to the dedication. We had over 60 people attend the event, local newspaper coverage was excellent and the guests appreciated the ceremony.

Submitted by Cheryl Erb, President, National 19th Amendment Society