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From the Parlor to Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists
Bennington Performing Arts Center, Oldcastle Theater
Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, specifically highlighting the decades-long persistence of Vermonters, both women and men. The songs and stories in Radtke’s engaging presentation, accompanied by pianist Cameron Steinmetz, highlight Vermonters’ efforts for total enfranchisement from 1840-1921 as they lobbied in churches, at “parlor meetings” at town halls, and at the State House.