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[IHB] Amanda Way Historical Marker to be Dedicated
Start Date: 10/19/2013Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 10/19/2013End Time: 5:00 PM
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“Amanda Way” Indiana State Historical Marker
Will Be Dedicated in Winchester, Indiana

A public dedication ceremony for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating women’s rights and temperance advocate Amanda Way is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2013. The marker will be dedicated at 3:00 P.M. (EDT) on West Washington St., just west of Meridian St. in Winchester, Indiana.

The text follows for the state marker entitled “Amanda Way”:  

Born in Randolph Co. circa 1828 to Quaker family, Way was advocate for women’s rights and temperance. Founding member of Indiana Woman’s Rights Association, 1851; participant in “Whisky Riot” here, 1854; and nurse in Civil War. She revived woman’s association in 1869. By 1872, she served as a Methodist Episcopal minister, but returned to Society of Friends, 1884. Way lectured throughout the U.S. on suffrage and temperance. She held national offices in Independent Order of Good Templars and was member of Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. In 1869, she helped found American Woman’s Suffrage Association and a national prohibition party. Idaho Prohibition Party nominated her for U.S. Congress, 1900. Died 1914 in California.

The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony for this Indiana state historical marker that celebrates Way’s contributions to Indiana’s women’s rights movement and her efforts to promote prohibition on a national level.

State historical markers commemorate significant individuals, organizations, places, and events in Indiana history. These markers help communities throughout the state promote, preserve, and present their history for the education and enjoyment of residents and tourists of all ages. For more than 95 years the Indiana Historical Bureau, an agency of the State of Indiana, has been marking Indiana history.  Since 1946, the marker format has been the large roadside marker, which has the familiar dark blue background with gold lettering and the outline of the state of Indiana at the top. There are approximately 500 of these markers across the state.

For more information about this marker, the Indiana Historical Marker Program, and other resources about Indiana, visit the Indiana Historical Bureau’s website at www.IN.gov/history or call 317-233-8940.

Contact Information:
Name: Casey Schuster
Phone: (317) 233-8940
Email: CaSchuster@history.IN.gov
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