CANCELLED: Annual Meeting and Lecture

Date(s) - March 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Nassau Club
6 Mercer Street

In the interest of preserving public health during the growing COVID-19 outbreak, the Historical Society of Princeton has made the decision to CANCEL the Annual Meeting and Lecture. This aligns with CDC recommendations to practice social distancing and avoid large group gatherings.

The appointment and election of new Trustees and Officers will be conducted virtually by email communication to HSP Members later this week, and will be publicly announced following e-confirmation.

We are working with Ann Gordon to reschedule her lecture, “Memory and the Woman Suffragists of New Jersey,” for this fall. We will keep you informed as to when the rescheduled date might be.

We are so sorry to postpone this timely and fascinating talk, and to miss the opportunity to share organizational updates in-person. Thank you for understanding our decision to proceed responsibly and act to protect the safety of our patrons.

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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, Dr. Ann D. Gordon will present, “Memory and the Woman Suffragists of New Jersey.” 

From 1776 to 1807, New Jersey allowed “inhabitants” to vote, regardless of citizenship, sex, or race.  This talk will examine how historical memory of those years, when women in the state could vote, was transmitted across generations, embraced by a women’s rights movement, and incorporated into a political culture shared by the state’s suffragists.


Portrait (head shot photo)

Ann D. Gordon is Research Professor Emerita of History, retired from Rutgers University. A graduate of Smith College, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Early American history. From 1982 until her retirement, she edited the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, published first as a 45-reel microfilm edition; she completed a six-volume Selected Papers from the collection in 2013. She has written numerous articles in women’s history and biography, and edited a collection of essays by scholars of black history, African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965 (1997). Dr. Gordon recently served on a panel of historians advising the National Archives Museum on its exhibition, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote


Support for the Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Lewis B. Cuyler Lecture is generously provided by Charles Schwab.


This event is fully booked.