The Women’s Vote Centennial Celebration scheduled for this Wednesday March 16th at the Cumberland County Library has been cancelled due to precautions being taken in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis.
The event was part of the ongoing “WomensVote100” initiative created by the Cumberland County Clerk’s office to mark the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, with a focus on the historic roles that Cumberland County women played leading up to that milestone in 1920.
Two of the highlights of “WomenVote100” have been the essay and poster contests which students across the county participated in during the fall. Winners of the contests were scheduled to be honored at Wednesday night’s ceremony. Despite the cancellation, all of the winning essays and posters will be on public display at the Cumberland County Library. All winner certificates and calendars will be delivered to their respective schools at a later date.
Along with the Clerk’s Office, Wednesday’s event was a collaboration of the Cumberland County Library, the Cumberland County School Superintendent’s Office, Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders and N.J. Women Vote.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
John McCormick, Deputy Clerk