Samantha & the Suffragettes

July 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Teresa Woods of History Houses will introduce youngsters to the beloved American Girl doll character, Samantha Parkington from NY.  This spunky gal is a well-off, proper Victorian young lady  in the year 1904 who has to  learn the fine art of being a lady–proper manners and all.

Our world was changing  F A S T with all kinds of new inventions—telephones, electric lights and horseless carriages (the automobile!) In this program you will see and feel what it was like to live in a MANSION on 5th Avenue in NYC by viewing a miniature home of the era. You will hear about the kinds of things Samantha did for fun and at school. She also helps out the less fortunate by befriending a girl named NELLIE who works in a factory. Not only will you meet NELLIE, but you will also meet Samantha’s PESKY neighbor, EDDIE RYLAND, just like in the movie!

In addition, part of this story takes her to a Suffragette Meeting in Central Park in NYC where her GrandMary tells her, “those women just get together and make a ruckus!” Uh oh, and who’s speaking about THE WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE? None other than Cornelia! Samantha LOVES Cornelia and her new ways of thinking, but her grandmother thinks it’s all totally wrong! What will Samantha do?

Women got the vote in 1920–nationally, but did you know that New York state achieved this fete in 1917? 100 years ago! Wow, let’s celebrate! We indeed made a better world!

Join us for all the fun, all dolls welcome!

Programs at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public.

For more information, please call the Library at 315-655-9322