Celebrate women’s suffrage at Crossroads this weekend

FLINT — Women in the U.S. won the right to vote on August 18, 1920, but the speeches, protests, and rallies were part of American life for decades before that victorious day. Visitors had great fun when we celebrated women’s suffrage at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad last year, so this year, Crossroads is dedicating two full days in the Village, July 30 and 31, to that monumental time in history.

They will re-enact the sometimes serious, sometimes hilarious kinds of activities that marked those ground-breaking years of debate, and you can talk with impassioned villagers on both sides of the argument. Special guest Sojourner Truth will be at Crossroads Village for the weekend lobbying for women’s rights, too! Beloved troubadours Suzanne and Jim will be there, as well, performing their traditional and historic songs.

The Village including its historic homes and shops are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. After a fun day of engaging in 19th century politics, you can cast your vote on women’s suffrage, just as villagers did nearly 100 years ago.

Details: Call 810.736.7100 EXT 6. And don’t forget to reserve your seat on the Huckleberry Railroad and a cruise around Mott Lake on the Genesee Belle.

Crossroads is located at 6140 Bray Rd. in Flint.

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