The Vote: Changing Minds, Changing Times

The Seward House Museum is thrilled to present our new exhibit for 2020 which is now open and titled "The Vote: Changing Minds, Changing Times." The exhibit encompasses sisters Frances Miller Seward and Lazette Miller Worden's grassroots involvement with the local fight for women's equality and suffrage. Though involved peripherally, Frances and Lazette were engaging with text and writing to each other about local suffrage leaders such as Martha Coffin Wright and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and as to whether this movement was something they wanted to participate in. A collection of these original letters will be on display in the exhibit. The title, "Changing Minds, Changing Times," is a nod to how throughout these letters it is evident their minds were changing to be in favor of suffrage. Visitors will also have a chance to learn about the movement on a national scale. At the conclusion of the exhibit, visitors are encouraged to cast their votes on relevant topics of today in our voting booth. Visitors may instead "vote" here in our virtual voting booth. These questions will change every few months and answers voting results will be posted. 

The Seward House worked with other local sites such as the Cayuga Museum of History & Art, the Howland Stone Store Museum, and the University of Rochester to borrow a variety of local and national collections objects for this exhibit. 

  The Vote Sources & Additional Resources

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