Learn about the iconography of the suffrage movement in America with artist and historic preservationist Sarah Marsom. Create your own banner to pay homage to a woman of the past, reinterpret a historic banner, or advocate for women’s rights today. After a short presentation on the history of women’s rights, voting rights, and craftivism, Sarah will guide participants through the creation of their own small banners inspired by one used by Indiana suffragists out of felt or paper.
Free. Online via Zoom.
Most materials for this workshop will be included in your Suffrage Centennial Block Party Toolkit. Didn’t get a chance to reserve one? No problem! You can print out your Banner Stencils before the event and find a supply list on page 7 of this Suffrage Block Party Activity Kit.
This event is part of the Suffrage Centennial Block Party celebrating the 100th anniversary of women voting in Indiana! Join scholars, thinkers, artists, and our Hoosier community for a week of free talks, parties, workshops, happy hours, and fun. Online and in your own backyard.
This program is brought to you by the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Museum, in conjunction with the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Humanities, and Indiana Statehouse Tour Office.