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NIGHT OF TERROR – A Centennial Commemoration

November 12 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Workhouse Arts Center Prison Museum and Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association present:

NIGHT OF TERROR – A Centennial Commemoration

On November 14, 1917, 32 women who had been arrested for picketing the White House for the right to vote were beaten, chained, and force-fed at the Occoquan Workhouse. Because of their indomitable strength and sacrifice, the 19th amendment was passed in 1920. Help us celebrate and commemorate this important turning point in the history of the suffrage movement in the United States and remember these remarkable women known as the Silent Sentinels.

Building W-16 – 2:00-5:00 pm
Reservations strongly recommended
Opening – Welcome
Struggle for the Vote – Dr. Elisabeth Griffith
Suffragists – In Their Own Words
PUBLIQuartet – Musical Performance
Capital Harmonia – Anthems of Protest
Ceremonial Bell Ringing – Remembering the 32

Building W-3 – 1:30-5:00 pm
Documentary Video Shorts

Building W-5 – All Day
Julie Dzikiewicz, an artist at the Workhouse Arts Center and a member of the Workhouse Museum and History Committee, is planning a solo show on her suffrage art entitled “From Powerless to Powerful:  Suffrage Art by Julie Dzikiewicz.”  She will be in her studio in Building 5 at the Workhouse all day November 12 to talk about the history depicted in her work as well as the way she creates her striking encaustic pieces.

Building W-9 – 12:00-5:00 pm
Workhouse Prison Museum

This is a FREE EVENT.
Suggested donation: $19.17

(All donations will be shared evenly between Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association and the Workhouse Prison Museum. Please designate any donation to Night of Terror when you enter the Billing Page in the registration process.)

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Venue

Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
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Phone:
703-584-2900
Website:
workhousearts.org