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Powerful women, Hidden Histories – York’s Suffragette Connection
March 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pmVarious
|WHEN||11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm. Tuesday 6th March & Thursday 8th March.|
|WHERE||York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, YO1 9RY|
|COST||Admission charges: £10.00 Adults (including Gift Aid donation), £9.09 for Adults (without donation), free for Children of 16 & under (with a paying adult), and £5.00 for an Access day ticket. YMT Card holders enter free.|
|DESCRIPTION||On Tuesday 6th & Thursday 8th March join our Suffragette character, Annie Seymour Pearson, a respectable member of Heworth’s community, bringing York’s story of suffrage to life. York was comparatively late to join the Suffragette cause and little was known about this history until recent research enabled local women’s voices to be heard. Their efforts in the name of the cause involved arson, imprisonment, covert operations and bake sales. Annie’s story is brought to life as a costumed character on Kirkgate, our recreated Victorian street.
From 8th March onwards, there will also be opportunity to find out the stories of women behind some of the objects on display. Although the extension of the vote to women gave them a recognised role in politics, women had always held and wielded political power prior to this even though where, how, and in what way they were able to do so had often been restricted by men and went unrecorded and unrecognised by history. Follow the trail of objects through the museum to uncover stories – some known, others unacknowledged – of these powerful and hidden women of history.
|ACCESS||The whole museum is over two buildings & several floors, not all of which are accessible. Accessible toilets on Kirkgate, accessible by ramp.|
|ORGANISER||York Museums Trust – firstname.lastname@example.org; 01904 687687; Yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk; @YorkCastle; @YorkMuseumTrust; @yorkcastlemuseum; facebook.com/yorkcastlemuseum|