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Mattie Griffith Browne: Kentucky Abolitionist & Suffragist

In January of 1920, Kentucky voted to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, extending women the right to vote.  Join us in remembering this important milestone!  Professor Megan Burnett will share the fascinating story of Kentuckian Mattie Griffith Browne, an anti-slavery writer and later an advocate for women’s suffrage.  Though largely forgotten today, Browne’s commitment to freedom and equality made her a controversial figure in her time.  Come and learn more about this courageous Kentucky woman!

Cost: $8.00.  Free for KHS Members!  Payment will be taken the day of at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Dessert and coffee will be served. Reservations not required unless ordering a boxed lunch.

Price includes museum admission so feel free to explore our exhibits the rest of the day!

Participants are welcome to bring a lunch if desired or may order a boxed lunch for an additional $10.00. Boxed lunch orders and payment must be received by Friday, Dec. 27, 2019.  Lunch orders canceled after 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, will not be refunded. To order call 502-782-8070 or emailing KHSeducation@ky.gov.

Boxed lunch options:

  • Grilled Chicken Caesar: served in a whole wheat wrap with tender grilled chicken strips, crisp Romaine, shaved Parmesan, and Caesar vinaigrette. Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.
  • Three Peas Classic Pimiento Cheese (vegetarian): served on a butter croissant with Green Leaf lettuce and Roma tomatoes.  Comes with kettle chips, jumbo artisan cookie, and a soft drink or bottled water.

Gluten-free options available – please indicate when you order if a gluten-free lunch is needed.


January 3
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $18
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Kentucky Historical Society


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, 40601 United States
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