Over There, Over Here: World War I and Life in NH Communities

A collaboration between 13 historical societies, museums, and libraries is underway with events scheduled through November. "Over There, Over Here: WWI and Life in New Hampshire Communities" commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. For a complete list of upcoming programs and exhibits, visit www.OverThereOverHere.com.

 

Women’s Suffrage and World War I

Sunday, Sept. 10, 4:00 pm, Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Dr., Contoocook

The women’s suffrage movement 100 years ago was feeling both optimistic and desperate. With world war on the horizon and women’s roles on the homefront expanding as never before, women knew the final push for the right to vote had to be made. Speeches and pamphlets had advocated for women’s suffrage since 1848, but the war years would see a new turn to activism. With historic photos and commentary of the period 1915-1920, Liz Tentarelli, president of the League of Women Voters NH, will discuss how the final push resulted in passage of the 19th Amendment, finally giving women the right to vote. Other September events in this project include:

Guns of August,Sept. 9, 2:00 pm, Webster Public Library/Town Hall, 947 Battle St.
WWI and the African Campaign, Sept. 13, 6:30 pm, New London Historical Society, 179 Little Sunapee Rd.
Keeping in Touch with the Front, Sept. 17, 2:00 pm, Penacook Historical Society, 11 Penacook St.
American Artists and WWI, Sept. 28, 7:00 pm, Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Dr.

For details, please visit www.OverThereOverHere.com.