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Rehoboth Museum to host voting rights history program March 23

March 21, 2019

The Rehoboth Beach Museum will present Voters at Last: Battling for the Ballot at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23.  

Mike Dixon will recount the history of the expansion of suffrage in the United States.

There was a period in the past when voting rights were reserved primarily for white male property owners. After a long struggle the rights of the ballot were extended regardless of property ownership, race or gender.

This lively program lays out arguments made by both sides in the hotly debated and often ridiculed subject. Particular attention will be paid to women’s suffrage, in recognition of the upcoming anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment.

Dixon will discuss a time when Delaware was on the front line of the controversial debate.

This program is funded by the Delaware Humanities Forum. Space may be limited so reservations are required. To reserve a space, call 302-227-7310. The program is free for members, and a $5 donation is suggested for nonmembers. The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Ave. There is free parking and the museum is handicapped-accessible. 

For more information, go to www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org.