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Westport’s Suffragists Featured in Library Exhibit

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“Westport’s Suffragists—Our Neighbors, Our Crusaders” exhibit opened tonight at the Westport Library Sheffer Gallery. Library patron Ann Sheffer (l) and exhibit guest curator Kathie Bennewitz point to Westport-based suffragist Lillian D. Wald who is featured in the exhibit. According to Sheffer, Wald, a social worker and Sheffer’s grandfather Aaron Rabinowitz met each other in New York’s Lower East Side in the early part of the 20th century. In 1920, Wald introduced Rabinowitz to a woman named Clara who then married Rabinowitz in 1921. They later moved to Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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