This one-woman theatrical presentation and lecture traces the pivotal contributions of Nordic immigrant suffragists to voting rights in Minnesota. Presenter Jane Peck is a choreographer, historian, writer, and professor. Her own female Norwegian ancestors were involved in the struggle. Through ragtime dance, acting, costumes, slides, and story, audiences are introduced to the development of feminine power and organizational skills in our Nordic grandmothers as they fought for Minnesota women’s suffrage and other social needs. These stories form a unique chapter of the state’s history and lift the lid off the quiet Nordic grandma image!
Performance will take place at Norway House 913 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 (we have our own parking lot!)