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GI-269725-20
When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807
Philip Mead, Museum of the American Revolution

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=GI-269725-20

When Women Lost the Vote exhibition website (Web Resources)
Title: When Women Lost the Vote exhibition website
Author: Dr. Marcela Miccuci
Author: Dr. Phillip Mead
Abstract: On December 22, 2020, the Museum of the American Revolution introduced a robust online exhibition to complement "When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807," an exhibition supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/virtualexhibits/when-women-lost-the-vote-a-revolutionary-story

Poll List Interactive (Web Resources)
Title: Poll List Interactive
Author: Marcella Micucci
Author: Philip Mead
Abstract: Poll lists or original manuscript records of women voting in New Jersey in the Revolutionary era. The poll lists prove that at least 163 women and some people of color voted in the first generation after the Revolutionary War. The first in-depth analysis of nine poll lists by Museum researchers refutes any presumption that women in the Early Republic were only passive witnesses and bystanders of the political processes that shaped the new nation.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/virtualexhibits/when-women-lost-the-vote-a-revolutionary-story/pages/discovering-america-s-first-women-voters-1800-1807
Primary URL Description: The online Poll List Interactive features high resolution images of nine poll lists discovered by Museum curators, which became original source documents for the special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary History, 1776-1807. The Interactive features voter biographies, maps, a glossary, an interactive tableau, and thoughtful analysis of patterns, themes, and possible trends among women voters.

Meet Rebecca VanDike Performance (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Meet Rebecca VanDike Performance
Writer: Valerie Dunn
Producer: Veracity Studios
Abstract: The Museum commissioned writer Valerie Dunn to create "Meet Rebecca VanDike" an original first-person theatrical performance staring D’Arcy Dersham as VanDike. Four women of the VanDike family — Rebecca, Catherine, Ann, and Sarah — voted alongside each other in Montgomery Township in 1801. Rebecca VanDike's story and those of other voting women is part of the special exhibition "When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807." A discussion between Dr. Marcella Micucci and D’Arcy Dersham is also available about making, scripting, and performing "Meet Rebecca VanDike."
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/meet-rebecca-vandike-performance
Primary URL Description: The recording of "Meet Rebecca VanDike" and the behind the scenes video
Access Model: Open access
Format: Web

When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 (Exhibition)
Title: When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807
Curator: Marcella Micucci
Curator: Philip Mead
Abstract: When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 examines the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters – the New Jersey women who legally held the vote more than 100 years before the Nineteenth Amendment granted American women the franchise. Based on newly discovered voter records, the exhibition explores the experiences of a generation of women voters and asks how the American Revolution shaped women’s political opportunities and activism. Through original objects, interactives, and immersive physical environments, it unpacks the influence of these women on the later suffrage movement and the significance of their stories for the ongoing women’s rights movement. Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage, When Women Lost the Vote is an inspiring story that will encourage visitors to consider that progress is not linear, but that rights and liberties require constant vigilance to preserve and protect. Although New Jersey ultimately restricted the vote to propertied white men in 1807, women’s fight for equality did not end there. Rather, that earlier Revolutionary fight became a rallying cry as another generation of women took up the mantle of the suffrage movement decades later.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/exhibits/when-women-lost-the-vote-a-revolutionary-story
Primary URL Description: Website of the Museum of the American Revolution. The Museum uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government.

Remember the Ladies (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: Remember the Ladies
Writer: Melissa Dunphy
Abstract: The Museum hosted a live broadcast of new choral work, "Remember the Ladies" by Dr. Melissa Dunphy. In her commissioned work, Dr. Dunphy set excerpts of Abigail Adam's 1776 letter to her husband John imploring him to "Remember the Ladies" for a cappella mixed choir performed by PhilHarmonia. Adams’ “Remember the Ladies” letter is on loan for When Women Lost the Vote.
Year: 2021
Primary URL: https://www.amrevmuseum.org/remember-the-ladies-a-new-choral-work-by-melissa-dunphy
Primary URL Description: Website of the Museum of the American Revolution. The Museum uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government.
Access Model: Open access
Format: Web


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