Alice Paul Institute

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Place Category: MuseumPlace Tags: 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary and Places in NJ

  • Description

    Located at the birthplace of Alice Paul, a suffragist leader, and gender rights activist. The house is a museum and leadership center for women and girls promoting “Ordinary Equality”, a term that Paul determined.
    Paul lived in this house, known as Paulsdale, from the day she was born till she left for college at the age of 16 in 1901. The house was purchased in 1990 and was renovated by Alice Paul Institute, which was founded in 1884 to preserve Paul’s ideas and legacy. It can be toured individually as well as in guided tours (on specific days).
    The first floor is the museum area, where the exhibition “Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality” is presented, showcasing Paul’s life story by family photographs, personal objects, and memorabilia. The third floor houses the Alice Paul Archives and Women’s History Library.
    Occasional special events are held every season as well as the annual celebration of Alice Paul’s birthday on January 11, which since January 2020, is recognized as “Alice Paul Day” in New Jersey state.

    Paulsdale: Alice Paul's 'Home Farm' and National Historic Landmark

    This is the trailer (video 1) for the video tour of Paulsdale, Alice Paul's childhood home.

    Alice Paul led the final fight for women to get the right to vote through the 19th Amendment and wrote the Equal Rights Amendment, still never ratified to the constitution. Born at Paulsdale on January 11, 1885, Alice grew at the “home farm” Paulsdale. As a child, she often played on the house’s wrap-around porch and read under the broad canopy of the Copper Beech tree, which still shades the front yard.

    With Paulsdale closed due to the pandemic, the staff is releasing a video tour for visitors to enjoy! 2020 marks 100 years since women won the right to vote, and the Alice Paul Institute is committed to sharing Alice Paul's history throughout the year and long into the future.

    Social distancing and proper health precautions were taken in the release of this video tour.
  • More Info
    Address: 128 Hooten Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
    Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12:00-4 PM, Second Saturdays 12:00-2 PM (Mar-Nov)
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