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Trip to the National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C. [Harrisburg Area]

  • Harrisburg Mall 3501 Paxton Street Harrisburg, PA, 17111 United States (map)

August, 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Join us for a one-day bus trip from Harrisburg, PA to the National Portrait Gallery on Sunday, November 3, 2019 to see the special exhibit Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, which explores the long, hard fight to obtain the right to vote for women.

The exhibition tells this complex history through an array of early photographic portraits, paintings, engravings, works on paper, lithographs, video, newspapers, postcards, books, ballots, banners, fliers, a china set, embroidery and pennants. Viewers will be able to see authentic objects, including original banners from the National Woman’s Party, a late-19th century ballot box and original writings by influential suffragists. It will also shed light on the racial struggles of the suffrage movement The Portrait Gallery has many, many other exhibits including portraits of all the American Presidents.

Visit exhibit website: https://npg.si.edu/exhibition/votes-for-women

Complete the reservation form to reserve your seat on the bus.
Download the reservation form here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/df5389_f22be6dea8444dfe89439cd415fc811d.pdf

Cost: $ 50.00
Reservation Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019

Contact: Shirley McCormick
shirley4949@comcast.net
717-580-2480

November 3rd Itinerary:
8:50 AM Depart – Harrisburg Mall, Pole 32
9:20 AM Depart – Penn Harris Radisson Hotel
11:30 AM Arrive at National Portrait Gallery

Admission to the museum is free
Lunch on your own at museum cafe

5:00 PM Depart National Portrait Gallery
7:30 PM Arrive Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill
8:00 PM Harrisburg Mall, Pole 32

Your check, paid in full, is your reservation.
Please make checks payable to:
League of Women Voters of the Harrisburg Area or LWVHA

Cancellation policy: A refund will be made if the trip is canceled.
If you cancel, you will receive a full refund, only subject to operator’s ability to resell your seat. Your canceled check is your receipt.