December 6th, 2019

Photo:  Ann Luther of the League of Women Voters of Maine will give a presentation on women’s suffrage and the 19th amendment.

Ann LutherCastine, Maine: On Thursday, January 9 at 2:30 p.m. the Castine Historical Society will host a free lecture by Ann Luther entitled “The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage: Revisiting Our History, Rededicating Our Future.” The talk will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which was ratified in 1920, that gave women the right to vote.  The event will be held in the Mitchell Room of the Abbott School, 17 School Street, Castine. Light refreshments will be served. The snow date is Thursday, January 16 at 2:30 p.m.

The presentation celebrates that historic victory and the women who led the movement, but it also provides a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind. The talk will end with a look at today’s political reality for women and the work that remains to be done.

Ann Luther is the Treasurer of the League of Women Voters of Maine and also chair of their Advocacy Committee. Ms. Luther served as President of the organization from 2003-2007 and as Co-President from 2007-2009.

For more information call or email the Castine Historical Society’s administrative office at 207-326-4118 or

The Castine Historical Society serves as a window into Castine’s extraordinary past. The Historical Society preserves local history and hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions, lectures, town walking tours, house and garden tours, and historic reenactments. The Historical Society’s exhibits  located in the Abbott School are closed for the season and will reopen in June 2020. The Grindle House offices and research library located at 13 School Street, Castine are open year-round and researchers are welcome by appointment. For more information visit