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Dedication of National Votes for Women Trail Marker in Sebastopol August 19th

he Western Sonoma County Historical Society will be dedicating a Historical Marker that was awarded us by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.  The marker will be placed at the back N/E corner of the Odd Fellows Building at 195 No. Main Street and McKinley Street, Sebastopol at 4 p.m. August 19th. A reception will precede the dedication at 3:30 p.m.
 
Volunteers at the West County Museum discovered that this was a site where Suffrage activity took place in 1896.  Two women spoke here in support of Women’s Suffrage on two different occasions: Elizabeth Upham Yates from Maine was traveling through Sebastopol and engaged a large crowd at Janssen Hall and Mrs. Helen Hurlbut spoke here at the County Republican Convention.
 
Significant proof was required by the Foundation and was submitted in 2020 along with the application.  The long awaited letter of the award was received this spring.
 
We are on the National Votes for Women Trail Map!  Nationwide, there are 2,370 Suffrage Trail markers, 104 are in California and currently the only Suffrage Trail site recognized by the Pomeroy Foundation in Sonoma County!
 
A prominent marker for a significant event.
Please join us for this momentous celebration.



The Western Sonoma County Historical Society of Sebastopol
 
in conjunction with
 
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation
 
&
 
The National Collaboration of Women’s Historic Sites
 
invite you to a
 
Dedication Ceremony
 
Honoring a recognized site where
Suffrage events took place, known as
 
Janssen’s Hall in 1896
 
August 19, 2022
 
Reception 3:30 p.m.
Dedication 4:00 p.m.
 
Behind the
IOOF Building
196 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA  95472

The Western Sonoma County Historical Society of Sebastopol
 
in conjunction with
 
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation
 
&
 
The National Collaboration of Women’s Historic Sites
 
invite you to a
 
Dedication Ceremony
 
Honoring a recognized site where
Suffrage events took place, known as
 
Janssen’s Hall in 1896
 
August 19, 2022
 
Reception 3:30 p.m.
Dedication 4:00 p.m.
 
Behind the
IOOF Building
196 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA  95472