There’s considerable documentation about the role that gatherings over afternoon tea were essential for the suffrage activists in terms of providing an opportunity to relax as well as plan “Votes for Women” activism.
Alice Paul’s dream of a tea house for activists, reporters and sympathetic public officials came true with the establishment of “The Grated Door” in Washington DC in 1917. This means that tea parties that we plan today carry on an important Votes for Women tradition.
For information about planning high teas for friends and organizations, check out Suffrage Wagon News Channel. And when you’re traveling or want a time out on the town, meet a friend to celebrate as a way of keeping the issue of the women’s vote alive.
Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been publishing since 2009.