Lucy Burns Museum opens in time to celebrate the 19th Amendment's 100th anniversary

Lorton's Workhouse Arts Center just completed a renovation of its 10,000-square-foot barracks buildings, including the new Lucy Burns Museum by H+R. Exhibits explore the prison's 91 years, from its creation as a model rehabilitation center to the riots and corruption that forced its closure in 2001. Lorton's most famous inmates include Lucy Burns and 73 other suffragists who were held, beaten, and force-fed for protesting at the White House for women's right to vote. Their Lorton experience outraged the nation and helped spur passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. ​

Read more about the new museum dedicated to Burns and the suffrage movement here.

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