Making Democracy Work

Suffragist Cemetery Tour

Bellefontaine Cemetery

Guide Mary Ellen Vander Linden will give a presentation dressed as Edna Fischel Gellhorn, the first president of the Missouri League of Women Voters and three-term president of the St. Louis League. Other suffragists buried at this cemetery in North County include Virginia Minor (the first president of Missouri's Woman Suffragette Association), Rebecca Naylor Hazard (an abolitionist and part of the Women's Congress) and Phoebe Couzins (an electrifying speaker who traveled across the country with Susan B. Anthony to promote women's suffrage). There will be two one-hour tours as well as refreshments by the chapel.

WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 1-4 pm

WHERE: Chapel in Bellefontaine Cemetery, 4947 West Florissant Ave.

NOTE: Anyone giving a tax-deductible donation of $100 to join the 100th Anniversary Hundred Dollar Club gets half-price admission to this event.