Museum of the American Revolution

Photograph courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution

As part of Women’s History Month, the Museum of the American Revolution is hosting a variety of programs about women during the revolutionary period. One program, underway through April 25, is called “When Women Lost The Vote.”

The exhibit takes visitors back to 1801 through 1807 when women in New Jersey, including free African Americans, were able to vote.

Visitor engagement supervisor Megan Bowersox explained that after the Declaration of Independence, each state created their own constitution and in New Jersey, state inhabitants who owned at least $50 dollars worth of property could vote.

“Not a lot of people knew about that. We get a lot of visitors from New Jersey, and I’m also from New Jersey and I had no idea that women had the right to vote during the revolutionary era so it even surprised me,” she said.

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