Join our suffragette research

06 Feb 2018

Stevenage Museum is looking for volunteers to help them research stories of local suffrage for an exhibition later this year, in partnership with Knebworth House, North Herts Museum and the Garden City Collection in Letchworth.

They will be exploring stories including the schoolgirl suffragette, radicalised on a train between Knebworth and Hitchin by suffragette Constance Lytton, of Knebworth House, who was a prominent member of the Women’s Social and Political Union.

The museums would particularly like to hear from young volunteers aged 16-21, as well as older volunteers, for work including archive research and study trips. They are also keen to hear from anyone who has documents or artefacts relating to the campaign for votes for women.

The plan is to put on exhibitions, talks and events, as well as publishing a book and a creating a film on the centenary of women’s first participation in national elections in December 1918.

Before that Stevenage Museum is showing short films from the Imperial War Museum celebrating the contribution of women to the First World War effort on Friday 9 March from 1-2pm with a Q&A afterwards, the cost for this is £3.75 (£3 concession).

Please contact Stevenage Museum by email museum@stevenage.gov.uk or in person.

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