Sat, Mar 05|
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.
Time & Location
Mar 05, 2022, 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.