Workhouse Arts Center Celebrates Women’s Suffrage Month

The Workhouse Arts Center is holding special Thursday evening Drive-In movies, a Girl Scout Gold Award Project virtual event, and a suffrage-related art exhibit. All these events are planned for the month of August. The museum presents the story of the imprisonment of the 72 Suffragists at the Occoquan Workhouse in 1917 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment in 2020.

According to, “The Lucy Burns Museum will honor 91 years of prison history on the site. The Workhouse Arts Center funded, designed, and renovated a new museum, restoring a decrepit prison building vacated in 2001. Peeling paint and rusting cell bars gave way to space to tell the story of the women imprisoned at the Workhouse a century ago for demanding the right to vote. The sacrifices of these heroic suffragists are honored in the museum.”

As per, ” Bold Women in History Film Series will be held every Thursday evening in August. This partnership between the Workhouse and the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission is just one of dozens of programs and virtual events throughout the month. The Muse Gallery is open Friday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and the Lucy Burns Museum is open Saturdays, Noon to 5 p.m.”

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