The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is a 501©(3) not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It began as an initiative of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.
The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Committee is an all volunteer group dedicated to honoring the lives of the suffragists who fought for the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Our vision is to raise awareness and funds to create a memorial that will reflect the strength of the women and the significance of their struggle. The memorial will be located at Occoquan Regional Park, which is administered by the Northern Virginia Park Authority.
The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority enhances the communities of Northern Virginia and enriches the lives of their citizens through the conservation of regional, natural and cultural resources. It provides diverse regional, recreational and educational opportunities, and fosters an understanding of the relationship between people and their environment.
About the 2012 Silent Sentinel Award Reception
When: 7:00-10:00 pm on May 30th
Where: Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s 95-acre premier facility, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, Va.
Details: The park will be in full bloom and can be easily seen from the glass-walled Atrium that features a two-thousand square foot skylight, indoor stream and fountain. “Washingtonian Magazine” voted the venue the top-ranked garden site in suburban Washington. Click here for information.
This is a fundraising event for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association. The memorial will be located in Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, Va., and will pay tribute to the women who endured harsh imprisonment to secure voting rights for women.
Historian Ann Gordon, will be honored with the Silent Sentinel Award for her work compiling 14,000 documents and editing the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony papers. The sixth volume of her work, “An Awful Hush, 1895-1906,” will be published this year.
*Individual ticket prices: *
$75 per person which includes wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres
We are also looking for event sponsors so please consider pledging support at one of the following levels:
All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
To register by mail, please write a check to the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, a 501c3, and send it to:
Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association
Occoquan, Virginia 22125
Please include a note with sponsorship information, the number of guests and their names
We look forward to your participation in the efforts to build a memorial to the suffragists who provided the “turning point” in efforts to ratify the 19th Amendment allowing women the right to vote.
Thank you! — The women of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, www.suffragistmemorial.org