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Stoneham Historical Society & Museum Collaborates with Stoneham TV to Celebrate Women’s Rights

Celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote, the Stoneham Historical Society and Stoneham TV have partnered to tell the story of the long and arduous journey to obtain suffrage.
On Oct. 21, historian Dee Morris will present “Suffragists of Stoneham,” and on Nov. 12, historical dramatist Sheryl Faye will perform as “Susan B. Anthony.” Both programs will air on Stoneham TV’s cable channels at 7 p.m. (Comcast, 9; Verizon, 34; RCN, 3).
The presentations, marking the Centennial of passage of the 19th Amendment, are co-sponsored by the Stoneham Historical Commission and Stoneham Ford. They can also be viewed online at
“Even with the coronavirus restrictions, we’ve found a way to share these great programs with our community,” said Steve Rotondi, Historical Society & Museum president. “We hope many more people, including students, will benefit from these important moments in our history.”
On Wednesday evening, Oct. 21, Dee Morris will present live from the Stoneham TV studio. Afterwards, viewers will be invited to access Zoom for a Q&A period.
A favorite speaker on the history of Stoneham, Morris is the author of several books, including A Brief History of Medford and Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism. She has spoken on Stoneham life and history at the Stoneham Public Library and elsewhere.
In her Oct. 21 presentation, she will tell the stories of several Stoneham women, including Paulina Gerry, Cora Dike and Fannie Allyn, as well as men who advocated for women’s suffrage.
Then on Thursday evening, Nov. 12, another favorite performer, actress Sheryl Faye, will present “Susan B. Anthony,” also broadcast on Stoneham TV at 7 p.m.
Faye is widely known for her portrayal of nine famous women in history, including Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt. A year ago she amazed her audience at the Historical Society Museum as she presented as Helen Keller.
In “Susan B. Anthony,” Faye will tell the story of her early years in Massachusetts, and her deepening engagement and leadership of the national suffrage movement, leading to passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.