Talk & Tasting: Grit and Gusto: Farmerettes and Suffragettes

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Presented by Gaithersburg Community Museum at Gaithersburg Community Museum, Gaithersburg MD

Jan 28, 2018

Talk & Tasting: Grit and Gusto: Farmerettes and Suffragettes

Explore how female grit and gusto made a difference in Maryland during World War 1 and helped pave the way to the passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.

In the rural areas of Maryland, including Montgomery County, farms suffered extreme shortages of workers as men left for the war at the same time the world was looking to America as Europe was on the brink of starvation. Farm work became a patriotic crusade for women, and suffragettes encouraged a new kind of farm worker called farmerette. Female grit and gusto made a difference in Maryland during the war and helped pave the way to the passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right
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