Wisconsin Humanities Council is sponsoring a series of FREE presentations at the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear in coordination with the museum’s Forward Wisconsin Women exhibit.
As a state largely populated by new American immigrants, Milwaukee grew its own identity concerning issues of schoooling, labor unions and public betterment. Wisconsin’s 1848 State Constitution was passed without giving women the vote. Having been unable to persuade the conventnion, women immediatley set to change that. Theses suffragists found local allies in reform movements like the tent Chattaquas.