A Visit with Dora Lewis - Philadelphia Suffragist for the National Woman's Party
History comes alive as reenactor Carol Spacht portrays Dora Lewis, a Philadelphia reformer, suffragist, and indefatigable supporter of the National Woman’s Party who pushed for a federal amendment to the Constitution to give women the right to vote. One hundred years later, we have almost forgotten the struggle and sacrifice involved in the battle for a privilege that is too often taken for granted today. You are invited to meet Dora Lewis, National Woman’s Party Ratification Chair, to learn more about this important moment in women’s history.
This program is FREE and open to the public. Presented in conjunction with the Wissahickon Valley Historical Society. The Historical Society will hold a short meeting followed by Ms. Spacht's presentation at approximately 7:15 pm.
Carol Spacht appears weekly as our nation’s premier flagmaker at the Betsy Ross House in historic Philadelphia. She has extensive knowledge of hand-sewing techniques, textiles, and women’s work in the trade of the 18th century upholsterer. Carol often performs in the Philadelphia region, presenting interactive educational programs at schools, libraries and civic organizations. She studied theatre at Villanova University, graduated with highest honors from Eastern University, and authored Whitpaine’s Creek, a commissioned project on early Pennsylvania history that included the portrayal of Sarah Whitpaine, matriarch of Whitpain Township. As an historic interpreter, Carol also portrays Martha Washington, Hannah Penn, Juliette Gordon Low (Founder of the Girl Scouts of America), and delights the smallest of children as Mother Goose. Carol and her husband Dave operate Spacht Sawmill in Worcester Township, specializing in Pennsylvania hardwoods. Visit Carol's website at avisitwith.com.