3505 Pacific Ave. Forest Grove, OR, 97116
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Grand Lodge History Pub
Grand Lodge - Grand Lodge Theater
5:30 pm doors, 6:30 pm program
All ages welcome
Qualifies for “Attend a McMenamins History-Sponsored Event” Experience Stamp.
Why not stay the night? Receive 15% off your hotel room that evening using the code HISTPUB or mention it when you call the hotel.
5:30 pm doors, 6:30 pm programFreeAll ages welcome
Presented by Cece Otto, classically trained singer, composer, and
In 1920, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment, officially
granting women the right to vote after over 70 years of protests, conventions,
and rallies. Music was a pivotal component of the movement in getting the word
out about the cause, as well as boosting morale for women who were on the front
lines. Hear the songs that capture the mood of Americans on both sides of the
suffrage debate, and learn about the iconic women who fought for their most
fundamental political rights.
Centennial of Suffrage reaches back more than a
century, to when pioneering women launched a wide-ranging reform movement that
would bear fruit in many aspects of American life, most notably in the struggle
for women’s enfranchisement. Hear how the movement began by adopted familiar
tunes with new lyrics reflecting the suffrage cause, such as “Keep Woman in Her
Sphere,” set to the tune of “Auld Lang Syne.” By the 20th century, Tin Pan
Alley began turning out suffrage-themed songs, leading to a wave of popular
tunes like “I’m Going to Be a Suffragette” and, on the other side of the
debate, “The Anti-Suffrage Rose.”
Through a mix of story, song and humor, Cece Otto shines a new
light on an important period of history, and commemorates some of our country’s
most determined and bravest women.
About the Speaker:
Cecelia “Cece” Otto is a classically trained singer, composer,
international best-selling author and historian who has performed in venues all
over the world both as a soloist and in ensemble. In 2013, she completed her
cross-country musical journey An American Songline, performing 30
concerts of historic vintage music on venues along the Lincoln Highway. Cece
then went on to create other historical programs such as The Songs of World
War I. She is currently touring with a program about the women’s suffrage
movement and developing a concert program about Prohibition, which will debut
in 2021. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and has written books and recorded
albums based on her research.
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp
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