Historic Center program focuses on contributions of women in politics, government, activism

Connecticut’s history is filled with women who were accomplished in the world of politics, government, and social activism.

Their stories will be told on Tuesday, March 20 when the Plainville Historical Society will host the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame presentation titled “Powerful Voices: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy.”

The program will explore the female voices from our state who have changed democracy in Connecticut and beyond. Learn about women such as suffragette Alice Paul, early activist Isabella Beecher Hooker, or Ella Grasso who was the first U.S. woman elected as Governor in her own right.

The event, held in recognition of Women’s History Month, will be held on Tuesday March 20 at the Plainville Historic Center at 29 Pierce St., Plainville at 7 p.m.

Wheelchair access is available. Refreshments will be served.

All members of the public from both Plainville and other towns are invited.

More information on the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame can be found on their website, www.cwhf.org.