Online program sheds light on suffragist Alice Paul to commemorate the 19th Amendment's 100th year

  • History presenter Leslie Goddard will explore the life of suffragist Alice Paul.

    History presenter Leslie Goddard will explore the life of suffragist Alice Paul. Courtesy of Leslie Goddard

Submitted by Elmhurst History Museum
Updated 9/16/2020 4:54 PM

This year, Americans commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, a landmark legislation that changed the constitution to give women the right to vote.

One of the most prominent leaders of the women's rights movement in the early 20th century was Alice Paul, a tireless feminist and suffragist who used radical tactics to bring attention to the women's suffrage movement.


In honor of the centennial, the Elmhurst History Museum presents "Alice Paul: Winning Votes for Women," a dramatic portrayal by first-person history presenter Leslie Goddard.

The online program starts on Sunday, Sept. 27, and will be available on the museum's website through Sunday, Oct. 11.

This special prerecorded presentation is free and can be accessed at on the Programs page.

Goddard is a historian, author and actress who is known for her engaging, inspiring and educational portrayals of women from the past.

Her program on Alice Paul (1885-1977) will reveal the life story of a fascinating and fearless feminist who was unrelenting in her pursuit of rights for women.

Alice Paul was a dynamic suffragist leader who used radical techniques and strategies to help win American women the right to vote in 1920.

Celebrate the power of the vote and the anniversary of the 19th Amendment by learning more about one of those who fought to make change, Alice Paul.

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For more information, visit or call (630) 833-1457.

Earlier this month, actor and storyteller Errol McLendon presented a solo debut performance of his story, "Inner State: A Journey in Search of Roadside Attractions." This storytelling program was prerecorded and is available online through Oct. 11.

McLendon takes the audience on a journey in search of vintage roadside attractions where he finds an appreciation and awareness of the richness they once offered, grief over their disappearance -- and where he discovers a shuttered trove of oddities at the King of All Roadside Attractions. McLendon will be performing his full-length solo show, "Roadside Attraction: Forgotten Present, Remembered Past," and he will be part of an upcoming storytelling event, "Voicebox Live," at Fitzgerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, with a $10 cover.

The Elmhurst History Museum is a department of the City of Elmhurst supported by the Elmhurst Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The museum is located at 120 E. Park Ave. in downtown Elmhurst. General admission is free. For more information, call (630) 833-1457 or visit our website at

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