Sat, Mar 05

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Lorton

TOUR THE LUCY BURNS MUSEUM

As a follow up to our January Speaker, Kathy Chiron, we are going to tour the Lucy Burns Museum. Lucy was a notable DC suffragette who served time in the DC jail in Lorton in 1917 for protesting in support of women’s suffrage. She is credited with helping forge support for the 19th amendment.

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TOUR THE LUCY BURNS MUSEUM

Time & Location

Mar 05, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Lorton, 9518 Workhouse Wy, Lorton, VA 22079, USA

About the event

Burns  held the distinction of spending more time in prison than any other  suffrage activist. She was treated harshly in prison. She was handcuffed  with  her hands over her head, placed in solitary confinement, and force fed  with a tube through her nose after she had been on a hunger strike for  19 days.

The tour will be led by  the Museum creator and director Laura McKie. We will also have the  opportunity to tour the Workhouse Arts Center on the same campus that is  an innovative collaboration of Visual  and Performing Arts and Education.

This is a follow on to our January speaker, Kathy Chiron, President of the League of Women Voters DC about DC voting.

Full  vaccinations and masks indoors are required. 

The museum charge is  $10/person. 

We will be organizing carpools closer to March 5.

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