The St Louis Suffrage League is a temporary unit of the Mourning Society that focuses on educating the public about the Women's Suffrage Movement in St Louis, MO and celebrating the centennial of the key years of the Women's Suffrage Movement from 1918 to 1920. We will likely retire from suffrage reenactments by 2021.
So, what does this have to do with mourning?
Nothing at all! We started recruiting ladies to interpret the St Louis Golden Lane Protest of 1916 for Bellefontaine Cemetery's 2016 Decoration Day Event. It was so much fun that we decided to look for more events we could participate in. It also gives us a chance to do something outside of our usual busy season in the fall.
How can I find out more about getting involved?
If you are interested in marching with us, the early 20th century is an easy and inexpensive era to reproduce. There will be events throughout 2018-2020. You can participate in as many or as few as you'd like. Just reach out to us for information on building your late Edwardian Era impression and our upcoming events.
What events do you have coming up?
We have several smaller educational events coming up in September 2018. Our next large event is the Downtown St. Louis Veterans Day Parade on November 10, 2018 where we'll be depicting suffragists from 1918. Next year, on June 8, 2019 Bellefontaine Cemetery will be holding a large living history event commemorating the centennial of women gaining the right to vote in Missouri. We'll be performing first person presentations and vignettes featuring the St Louis women and men who helped fight for women's rights from 1867-1920.
Need some Suffragists and Suffra-gents for your event or have questions about The St Louis Suffrage League? Send us a message!