The League of Women Voters of Cape Ann presents A Woman’s Place Is at the Top: The Life of Mountaineering Suffragist, Annie Smith Peck

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

6:30 pm at the Rockport Library

Annie Smith Peck is one of the most accomplished women of the twentieth century that you may have never heard of. Peck was a scholar, educator, writer, lecturer, mountain climber, suff­ragist, and political activist. She was a feminist and an independent thinker who refused to let gender stereotypes stand in her way.

Join author Hannah Kimberley as she describes her research of Peck’s original letters, artifacts, and ephemera, and brings to life the Queen of the Climbers.

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This event is free and open to the public. Books will be for sale at the library, and Hannah Kimberley will be available for book signing.

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Join Us at the League of Women Voters Meeting!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

7 pm at the Rockport Police Station

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Interested in Voting Rights? Voter Education?

Then join us at our next meeting!

Rooted in the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the League has worked to foster civic engagement and enhance access to the vote since our organization was founded in 1920.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Help Wanted: Gloucester Research Project

Dear Good Morning Gloucester Community,

I am an author in Gloucester and the president of the League of Women Voters of Cape Ann. I have just finished my first book about a suffragist/mountain climber/author named Annie Smith Peck published by St. Martin’s Press (https://www.amazon.com/Womans-Place-Top-Biography-Climbers/dp/1250084008).

Now, I am on to my next project about the League of Women Voters. For this, I need your help. I am starting with a history of the league in Gloucester and am trying to find any connections that you may know of to the following women who were in the league during the 1950s. If you have any information about the following women, I would appreciate it if you could contact me at Hannah.s.kimberley@gmail.com. Any information at all is welcome. I’d love to be able to highlight the history of the women in our community on a national stage. Many thanks in advance.

Elizabeth Day of Riverdale (raised on Harbor View Court in East Gloucester)
Dot Whiteman of Riverdale
Sybil Kippen of Riverdale
Clara Legace of Middle Street (ran a beauty salon and served on Gloucester Planning Committee)
Jane Brown of East Gloucester
Constance Davis of Annisquam
General and Mrs. Cunningham of Annisquam
Peg Ferrini (office worker and later a school teacher)
Josie Costello of Washington Street (worked in City Hall)
Mrs. Lodge (a doctor’s wife from Pleasant Street)
Dr. Lois Fesler of Hancock Street
Dorothy Burnham Rose of Riverdale

THANK YOU!

~ Hannah Kimberley

Wouldn’t it be great to uncover photos of Gloucester women in the League of Women Voters like these Wellesley women, below?

lwv-1948League of Women Voters, Wellesley, Massachusetts circa 1950.

Join Gloucester and Rockport Students as They Share in the Democratic Process

Public forum on the four referendum questions which will appear on the November 8th ballot. Gloucester and Rockport High School students will present the arguments for and against each question, with ample time for voters’ questions.

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Question One: Expanded Slot-Machine Gaming

Question Two: Charter School Expansion

Question Three: Conditions for Farm Animals

Question Four:Legalization, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana

Gloucester Student Presentation: Tuesday, October 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Lecture Hall, Gloucester High School, 2nd Floor

 Rockport Student Presentation: Thursday, October 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Community House, 2nd Floor

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Cape Ann and Gloucester High School

Photo: Tom Mikus (LWV), student Delaney Benchoff, and Diane Cartwright (LWV) practice for the forum.