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Votes for Women!

On Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm, the Hampstead Public Library presents "Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement" with scholar Liz Tentarelli. This program is funded by NH Humanitites. For more details and to register, check the Library's Events Calendar:

Digital Magazines and Newspapers offer information surrounding this 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  You can also find many historical resources at the Library of Congress and, of course, our library catalog.

History of 19th Amendment

100 years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed that forbid states to bar citizens from voting based on their gender. Prior to this amendment which states allowed women to vote, which did not and why?  What was the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 and how did that influence the movement for women’s suffrage?

Search This Topic in our online newspapers database:  “nineteenth amendment” OR “19th Amendment” OR “women’s suffrage” 

Here’s an interesting link to an Interactive US Constitution:

The National Park Service has a robust collection of information for parents and educators to help students of all ages to learn about this historic fight for Women's Suffrage



Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of news sources.  Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4,700 sources.

Included in these databases are the Union Leader and Eagle Tribune current issues. 

Despite the fact that our building has been closed, your library staff have been working and helping our community access information as much as possible. Here are some statistics of what we've been able to do in the past few months.


Resources during the COVID-19 Crisis

Looking for state resources? Utilities and businesses that you depend on & what they're doing about COVID-19? 
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS) All Information on the Coronavirus COVID-19 in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Legal Assistance - NHLA Community Guidance for COVID 19 crisis
Electric/power company serving Hampstead:
New Hampshire Employment Security (NHES) - Information and filing for Unemployment 
Hampstead area water company - Notice to customers

Women in 1920 gathering to support womens suffrage