Spring is on the way and so is the Society’s first program for 2019!
Join author Anne B. Gass as she takes us on a riveting road trip with three women determined to get the right to vote in her program entitled We Demand: America’s First Cross-Country Automobile Trip for a Cause. Anne is the author of Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage, the story of her great-grandmother published in 2014. She also speaks regularly at conferences, historical societies, libraries, high schools, and for other groups.
Recently, Anne collaborated with the Maine State Museum on developing an exhibit in honor of the 100-year anniversary of Maine’s ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. She serves as the Maine Coordinator for the National Votes for Women Trail, a project of the National Collaborative for Women's History Sites, and she serves on the steering committee for the Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative.
Gass has continued in her great-grandmother’s activist tradition. She is principal of ABG Consulting LLC, a small business that supports nonprofits, local and state governments, and foundations with efforts to help people in need build stable, productive lives. She has written over $163 million in successful federal grants since founding the business in 1993.