I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Paulsdale

What: Paulsdale 

Where: 128 Hooten Rd.
             Mt. Laurel, NJ

Who: All ages

In this historic year when we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women being granted the right to vote and in the wake of our recent Presidential election, Paulsdale is the perfect place to visit. This National Historic Landmark and stop on the  Women's Heritage Trail is the former home of Alice Paul, a leader in the women's suffrage movement. 

Even as important as she was to the women's suffrage movment, Alice's true legacy is even greater. When the 19th amendment passed, Alice's work was not done. She continued to fight for women's rights and more even including  providing a place of refuge for individuals escaping from the Nazis during World War II. She was a true American heroine. 

Visiting Paulsdale is not just about seeing an old house where somebody famous once lived. In fact, it is not like that at all. It is more about learning about Alice's life and legacy. Currently, outdoor free audio tours of the grounds of Paulsdale are available. Indoor self-guided tours are also available but only on Tuesdays or Fridays at a cost of $7 per person However, they are severely limited and must be registered for in advance. Even the inside tour is not a typical historic home tour, It is more of an opportunity to learn more about Alice's life and legacy by visiting the house's permanent exhibit, Alice Paul in Pursuit of Ordinary Equality. In fact, the home's main mission is not so much to be a museum but to house the Alice Paul Insitute, a leadership and development program for girls in order to prepare them to carry on Alice's legacy.

And that's our view. For more information about Paulsdale or to make a reservation for a tour visit alicepaul.org.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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