The Warren G. Harding Symposium on July 19-21 will present, “Women at the Ballot Box: How Suffrage Changed the United States Presidency.” The 10th annual event is a highlight of the Harding Presidential Sites’ lineup of programs and involves collaboration with The Ohio State University at Marion, Marion Technical College, Marion Public Library and Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Symposium begins with free tours of the Harding Home during its massive restoration on the afternoon of Friday, July 19. The reception at the Marion Country Club that night introduces attendees to the story of the dramatic journey for ratification of the 19th Amendment. On Saturday morning, attendees and the public are invited to the Harding Memorial to view the annual Presidential Wreathlaying. That afternoon, workshops on the OSUM/Marion Tech campus will offer insight and discussion about several interesting angles of suffrage. The gala dinner on Saturday night will feature Marion’s Mary Ellen Withrow, the only person in history to have served as a county, state and national treasurer. The weekend wraps up Sunday with a noon brunch and program for Friends of the Harding Home members. The brunch is free for Friends members, and $20 for nonmembers.