Meet Alice Paul, the author of the equal rights amendment and the driving force behind women’s obtaining the right to vote in 1920. Ms. Paul will describe her experiences as a suffragette and bring home the importance of the cause the guided her whole life.
Actress Alisa Dupuy will portray Alice Paul in this first-person program. She began her business as a labor of love that grew out of a desire to study history, wear the fashions of different eras and bring history to life in a lively and fun way. History doesn’t have to be boring!
Alisa is also an accomplished middle school teacher who speaks five languages.
Alice Paul was a vocal leader of the twentieth century women’s suffrage movement. She advocated for and helped secure passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. While many women’s groups focused on state-by-state efforts, Alice Paul believed that lobbying Congress and working for a federal law was the answer. After large demonstrations in Washington, DC, picketing, and a thousand “Silent Sentinels,” who picketed the White House for eighteen months, President Woodrow Wilson announced his support for suffrage. After two years, a women’s right to vote passed. This special performance will be held on Saturday, June 26 at 7 pm.
Actress Alisa Dupuy: In a first person performance, Alisa Dupuy, will portray Alice Paul with determination in a powerful presentation. Dupuy began her business as a labor of love that grew out of a desire to study history, wear the fashions of different eras and bring history to life in a lively and fun way.
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn as Alisa Dupuy delivers her performance from the mansion porch. Wear a mask and practice social distancing. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of Pennypacker Mills. For more information, call 610-287-9349 or email [email protected].
About Pennypacker Mills – Known for its collection of 18th and 19th century decorative arts, furnishings, personal correspondence, and official documents of Samuel Pennypacker’s term as Governor of Pennsylvania. The site offers guided tours, exhibitions, engaging education programs, and seasonal events. The Pennypacker mansion offers visitors a glimpse of life in the early 1900’s when the Pennypacker family lived here. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Sunday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Pennypacker Mills is located off Route 73 (Skippack Pike) at 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA. Operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails & Historic Sites.
Performers Stacy Roth and folksinger Bob Dupre, together known as “LIBERTY TREE,” present their favorite rhymes, riddles, rounds, and ditties from the 17th to early 19th centuries. In addition to vocals, selected songs are accompanied with guitar, fife, penny whistle, drum, and limberjack. Lots of audience participation. For kids, their parents, and their grandparents! Our interactive features include inventing rhymes, answering riddles, singing along, clapping along, jigging in place, learning Continental soldier facing movements to the drum, etc.
“Liberty Tree” combines the talents of Stacy F. Roth and Bob Dupré, two local folk singers with an interest in the American Revolution and Early America.
Our presenters will perform from the mansion porch. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn. Wear a mask and social distance. Fun for all ages.