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Tales from the Archives: Lavina Cappon, Suffrage, and Women’s Rights in Dutch Midwest America

Thursday, March 7, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Expired)
Cost: FREE
Event posted by: Holland Museum

This is a Zoom Only Program you must register to get the link!

Isaac Cappon’s daughter Lavina was a suffragist—quite a radical position for a prominent woman in a Midwest Dutch American community in the days before 1920 when a U.S. Constitutional amendment gave women the vote. For the Cappon 150th year and this Women’s History Month, join author and historian Barbara Walvoord as she explores suffrage movement in Holland, in the context of the lives of Dutch American women at the turn of the 20th century.

Barbara Walvoord was raised in Holland, daughter of the Rev. Christian H. Walvoord and Marie Verduin Walvoord, who served Third Reformed Church in the 1950’s. A graduate of Hope College, she later taught at the Reformed Church’s Central College in Pella, Iowa, where she worked for women’s rights in the college and the town. After a long career in college teaching, she now lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her recent book is Women’s Rights in Midwest Dutch America, 1847-1979: A History and Memoir (Wit & Intellect Publishing, 2023), available from Amazon.com and bookstores listed on her Facebook page.

This program is on Zoom only - you must register to receive the link for the Zoom presentation!