Matilda Joslyn Gage
Matilda Joslyn Gage (March 24th 1826 - March 18th, 1898) fought and worked alongside other woman suffragists such as Susan B. Anthony, and has been somewhat lost to history among the other
suffragists of her time. Her life is full of interesting experiences such as exposing sex trafficking and the sexual abuse of women and children by priests, hid people in her home as they escaped slavery, and faced time in jail for doing so. Not only was she a suffragist but also a mother to five children, one being Maud Gage, wife of Oz author L. Frank Baum, who was equally as strong headed as her mother. Matilda Gage was equally as influential as Maud was in Baum's life, which shows in his work.
Today her house is home to the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, a group of people dedicating to educate current and future generations about Gage's work and its power to drive contemporary social change.
Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation
210 East Genesee Street
Fayetteville, New York
Monday - Friday: 9:30am to 2:30pm
Monday Night: 4:00pm to 8pm
Saturday: Open the first and last Saturday of every month: 10am to 3pm
By appointment only
When women vote they are encouraged to leave notes at Matilda's gravesite.
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