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Posted on: March 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Everyone invited to Victorian Tea at Washington County Historic Courthouse April 1

Sip and savor a multi-course tea and five-course lunch catered by Scheels Catering followed by a program at the Victorian Tea noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Washington County Historic Courthouse.

The courthouse is at the intersection of Pine and Third streets in Stillwater. The program will be in the historic courtroom.

Enjoy a presentation by Kristin Mapel Bloomberg titled “Woman Suffrage and Women’s Rights: A Minnesota and Midwest Perspective.”  Minnesota and its surrounding states were instrumental to forming successful activists and suffragists who impacted the early American women's rights movement. These women represented many communities – northerners, ethnic immigrant, Black, and Indigenous – and their work was foundational to the Nineteenth Amendment's larger unfinished project of women's civic engagement. The program will discuss who they were, and what impact their work had, as well as how their stories inspire today.

The cost for the event is $50 per person; registration is open online on the Washington County website.  All proceeds benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund.

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