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Posted on: July 16, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Women Get The Vote: Lois Glewwe

Glewwe speaker

Join the Scott County Historical Society for an exciting and informative talk commemorating the anniversary of Womens' Suffrage in Minnesota.

Author, historian, and speaker Lois Glewwe is the descendant of the longtime South St. Paul Glewwe family.  On August 27, 1920, South St. Paul women, including three of Lois Glewwe's paternal aunts, went to the polls. They were the first women in Minnesota to vote after the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Lois will share the story of 21-year-old Marguerite Newburgh, a stenographer at South St. Paul City Hall, who the national press identified as the very first woman to vote that morning at 6 AM when the polls opened.

This presentation will take place on Thursday, August 8th at 6:30pm at the Scott County Historical Society. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $5, SCHS Members free. Register in advance at or by calling 952-445-0378.

This program is part of the SCHS 2nd Thursday series. On the second Thursday evening of every month, we will be presenting community programs. Look for author talks, DIY projects, tours and more!

The Scott County Historical Society is located at 235 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379, three blocks south of the intersection of County Road 101 and Fuller Street. All inquiries are welcome at 952-445-0378 or [email protected].   Visit us online at

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