Register today for the annual Murray L. Bob Lecture. This year we are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Admendment!

2020 Murray L. Bob Lecture: Cause for Rejoicing - 100+ Years of Women’s Suffrage in Chautauqua County

11/12/20207:00pm EST1.5 hours
Join us for a presentation on Chautauqua County women's role in the Suffrage Movement and what that means for our community today, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.

This year's Murray L. Bob lecturer is Jamestown Community College Professor of History, Traci Langworthy. She earned her master's degree in history and museum studies from the University of Delaware and completed her bachelor's degree in history at Oberlin College. She is currently at work on her Ph.D. in American Studies through Penn State Harrisburg, researching women who became star speakers on the popular lecture circuit in the late 1800s.

An avid researcher of local history, Traci has spoken at several venues about the suffrage movement in Chautauqua County. An essay of hers about the local women's equality movement appears in the recent New York State Museum book titled "Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial." Some of Traci's and her students' research is also available on a website she created to celebrate the rich women's history of Southwestern New York. Those interested may visit to learn more.