Nibbed Quill: Because History is the Point

Presentations, Museums, etc

PowerPoint Talk Offered


Alice Paul (seated, far right) and members of the National Woman’s Party strategize over tea, c. 1923.

‘No More Pink Teas:’ The Militant Surge for Woman Suffrage

The 19-teens saw an increase in bold suffrage activity, from large parades in state capitals, such as the one held in Hartford, CT, to picketing the White House. Join Progressive-era suffrage historian Joanie DiMartino to discover how national and CT suffragists participated in a surge of militant political activism that led to women gaining the right to vote in 1920.

Upcoming Appearances:

Locations and times listed when confirmed.


Previous Appearances:
Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT
All Souls UU Congregation in New London, CT  (sermon on Alice Paul’s Quaker activism)
Avery-Copp House in Groton, CT

Please contact me to schedule a talk.  Fee charged.  This talk may include an exhibit of reproduction suffrage memorabilia and/or handouts, such as bookmarks from the Alice Paul Institute or copies of Susan B. Anthony’s cream biscuit recipe, for an extra fee.



Smith-Harris House, Niantic, CT., preparing for holidays.

Member of:

  • American Association of State and Local History (AASLH)
  • New England Museum Association (NEMA)
  • Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO)

Available for museum consultations.
Please contact me if interested.