Join us for a thought-provoking week at southwestern New York's Chautauqua Institution for discussions and lectures focusing on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment as well as contemporary issues surrounding women's rights. Plus, enjoy various performing arts programs in this historic summertime resort.

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Smithsonian at Chautauqua: The Battle for Women’s Suffrage

8 days from $4,240

Join us for a thought-provoking week at southwestern New York's Chautauqua Institution for discussions and lectures focusing on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment as well as contemporary issues surrounding women's rights. Plus, enjoy various performing arts programs in this historic summertime resort.

or Call 855-330-1542

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The Chautauqua week, in particular, the lecturer provided by Smithsonian Journeys, made the intellectual and community aspect of the stay remarkable.

- Edward W.

Chautauqua is unique and Smithsonian programs exploit all of its wonderful opportunities.

- Douglas M.

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Jul 25 - Aug 1, 2020 Departure
Barbara Berenson

Barbara Berenson

Barbara Berenson is a historian, attorney, and teacher. The author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers (2018), she is currently teaching The Woman Suffrage Movement – and How We Remember It at Tufts University. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. After working for many years as a Senior Attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Barbara retired from the practice of law in 2019 to devote her full attention to researching, writing, and teaching. She has also written Boston in the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution (2014) and Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism (2011), and she co-edited Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts (2012). Though she loves writing about Massachusetts, Barbara is excited to now have the time to work on writing projects with a national focus. An experienced lecturer, teacher, and facilitator, Barbara has presented to dozens of groups on a wide range of historical and legal topics. She frequently leads professional development programs for educators. Her current community activities include serving on the boards of Boston By Foot and the Royall House & Slave Quarters. The Royall House property includes what is believed the only surviving freestanding slave quarters in the northern United States.