Barbara Kay portrays Elizabeth Cady Stanton

October 11, 2021

The Jefferson County Historical Society will present a special program at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16 in the Schweinfurth Museum at the historical village. The Historical Society is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, guaranteeing women’s right to vote and Barbara Kay will portray Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an author, lecturer and chief philosopher of the women’s rights and suffrage movements. She formulated the agenda for women’s rights that guided the struggle well into the 20th century. Stanton met Susan B. Anthony in 1851 and the two quickly began collaboration on speeches, articles, and books that paved the way for the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.

Barbara Kay is a retired high school history teacher. She now brings famous women from history alive with first person presentations. Kindergarteners through senior citizens have enjoyed and learned history with Barb. It has been Barb’s privilege to be a five-time Illinois Road Scholar. Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, she and her husband now make Glen Carbon, Illinois their home.

All guests are required to wear a mask.

This program is provided free of charge, donations are appreciated. The Jefferson County Historical Village is located at 1411 North 27th Street in Mt. Vernon. For more information please contact the Historical Society office at 618-246-0033.

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