Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial 2021 Auto Tour Events

August 7, 2021

11am - 7pm

Lewis Congregational Church

The Auto Tour continues with Inez Milholland and antique automobiles leading a suffrage procession. There will be a celebration of Inez’s 135th birthday, the naming of Mount Inez, and the creation of an Inez Milholland Trail in Thrall Dam Park. Attendees can also listen to talks about the Milholland family, join a procession to Inez’s grave,participate in a broom brigade, and make suffrage crafts. There will be self-guided tours inside the Church, at Lewis Town Hall (Inez history exhibit),and at Veterans’ Memorial Park.


2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Meadow mount School of Music


The tour will proceed to the Meadow mount School of Music, which was previously the Milholland estate. The Meadow mount grounds and the first floor of the main house will be open.


4:00pm to 7:00 pm, Elizabethtown


The Auto Tour rolls into Elizabethtown, stopping at the Courtyard in front of the Essex County Courthouse. Welcoming speeches will be followed by addresses from Inez Milholland and anti-suffragist Dr. Charles Dana. Attendees can participate in a broom brigade and then catch a ride in a Model A to view suffrage-related exhibits at the Adirondack History Museum andthe Hale Law Library. The celebration will end at the pavilion

behind the Museum with the spectacular Adirondack folk-duo Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan

presenting their Songs of Suffrage concert, “Forward Into Light.”

 Contact:  Sandra Weber, 518-873-1137,


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