The 2019 History Lecture Series: Votes for Women, with speaker Pam Dougherty



The History Lecture Series is an annual collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society. Each year a theme is developed, and respected scholars are engaged to provide a lively, thought-provoking talk on their specialty subject. The lecture is followed by a question and answer period and reception. Generous sponsors make it all possible; each lecture is individually sponsored.

The 2019 History Lecture Series

‘Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 – What’s Changed?’

Sunday, March 31, 4 – 5:30, at Wilton Historical Society

Votes for Women

Speaker: Pam Dougherty
Moderator: Max Gabrielson
Sponsored by Judy and Hal Higby

Pam Dougherty from the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will tell us the story of the women’s suffrage movement. The Nineteenth Amendment was passed by both houses of Congress in 1919 and would go on to complete its ratification process in 1920. This lecture will highlight Connecticut women who fought on a local, state and national level for the right to vote. Be inspired by their stories.

Pam Dougherty is the Director of Development for the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame. Residing in Wilton, and after raising two children in Fairfield, Pam has worked in the non-profit world for over 11 years. Beginning her career in the Advocacy and Government relations program at The College Board in New York City, she worked on research and reports for financial aid, teacher-counselor relationships, and access and equity of educational opportunities for underserved student populations. After four years, she came to work for The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport using her database skills and research techniques in the Development and Communications office, as well as supporting all fundraising efforts within the organization. Pam looks forward to continuing her work in supporting an organization that recognizes and uplifts women’s accomplishments and provides strong examples of female success and leadership across various fields to future generations.

Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed.
The media sponsor for the series is the Wilton Bulletin.
Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually.

Register for this lecture here.