The Vote: Changing Minds, Changing Times
The Seward House Museum’s new exhibit “The Vote: Changing Minds, Changing Times” encompasses sisters Frances Miller Seward and Lazette Miller Worden’s grassroots involvement with the local fight for women’s equality and suffrage. Though not involving themselves on the mainstage, Frances and Lazette were engaging with text and writing to each other about local suffrage leaders such as Martha Coffin Wright and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and as to whether this movement was something they wanted to participate in. A collection of these letters will be on display in the exhibit. The title, “Changing Minds, Changing Times”, is a nod to how throughout these letters it is evident their minds were changing to be in favor of suffrage. Visitors will also have a chance to learn about the movement on a national scale.
The Seward House worked with other local sites such as the Cayuga Museum of History & Art, the Howland Stone Store Museum and the Rochester Public Library to borrow a variety of local and national collections objects.
Visitors are also encouraged to “vote” here in the virtual voting booth. These questions will change every few months and answers should be left anonymous.