“How the Battle for Women’s Suffrage Was Won”
Thursday, June 6; 6:30-8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
June 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Wisconsin becoming the first state to ratify the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote (which officially became law in 1920 after the 36th state ratified the amendment). This program focuses on Wisconsin women – including Olympia Brown, Belle La Follette and Carrie Cate – who fought this battle.
Hear tales of La Follette, Catt, and other amazing stories of the courage, perseverance and political savvy which enabled three generations of women over a 72-year period to successfully agitate to win the vote. Experience the drama of the crucial vote for ratification by a young Tennessee legislator who explained, “… I knew that a mother’s advice is always safest for a boy to follow, and my mother wanted me to vote for ratification.”
Author and professor Dr. Bob Kann, who wrote the biography Bob and Belle La Follette: Partners in Politics, will share stories of the women who advocated for women’s rights, testified before the U.S. Senate and spoke throughout the country for women’s suffrage. This program represents a slice of history for audiences age 13 and older.
RSVP/Tickets: Advance reservations are encouraged. No charge for the event.
A Fresh Inc Festival Performance
Friday, June 14; 6:30-8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Fresh Inc is a one-of-a-kind chamber music festival that redefines the training process for emerging musicians.
Under the guidance of Fifth House Ensemble (5HE), aspiring composers and instrumentalists spend two weeks creating performance experiences for audiences of all types, covering repertoire both canonic and newly inked.
Festival participants perform with 5HE members at venues in Kenosha, Milwaukee and Chicago, showcasing the various potential habitats for musicians and composers to ply their craft.
This performance will feature world premieres from our Festival participants!
RSVP/Tickets: Advance reservations are encouraged. No charge for the event. RSVP to reserve your seat.
Additional Fresh Inc Festival details
Fifth House Ensemble’s Fresh Inc Festival, a two-week series of workshops, rehearsals and performances, attracts composers and instrumentalists from renowned music schools such as Juilliard, Eastman, the Cleveland Institute, and more. For the eighth consecutive year, the Fresh Inc Festival is being held as the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
While rehearsing and performing are important to the artists, the Festival is not just about performances. The Festival provides emerging artists with needed information to help start new ventures in the professional world. Workshops cover topics such as how to start a small business, how to market, how to fund-raise, how to budget, and how to sell and appeal to performance venues. For more information, visit http://freshincfestival.com
SC Johnson Campus Tour
8:00-9:30 p.m. WRIGHT@NIGHT SC Johnson Campus tour. Following this Community interest Program, a special 1-1/2 hour evening tour of the SC Johnson Campus will be available. Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged and a separate reservation is needed. RSVP at