The year is 1917.
33-year old Gertrude becomes a 3-time political prisoner for the right to vote.
Through her participation in the national suffrage movement, over 83 million women are registered to vote in the United States.
Go to jail for the vote: That’s Women’s Work.
Two years in the making, Arlington Public Library's Women's Work exhibit presents the stories of women trailblazers and their far-reaching impact on politics, education, business, social activism and public libraries.
The curated digital collection contains stories, photographs, letters and memorabilia and spotlights both individuals and groups of Arlington women who dedicated their work to improve the lives of others.
Because there are always more layers of history to find and examine, the Center for Local History continually seeks community donations and oral histories. Contact us at 703-228-5966 or by email.