On the Road: Sadie Crockin

Posted on January 5th, 2011 by

Alas, Sadie Crockin has left the building! But never fear, you can still catch Vote! The Life and Times of Sadie Jacobs Crockin at the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center! Below are some of the objects exhibited at the JMM that were not sent along with the exhibit! Take a look and then head on over to the corner of Lexington and Liberty to learn all about SJC!

Equal Suffrage League plaque, 1910s. Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Baltimore.

The Equal Suffrage League was one of the two major suffrage organizations in Maryland during the decade prior to passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. It went out of existence in 1920 as women turned their attention to forming the League of Women Voters.


Fluted presentation vase, 1931. Courtesy of Arthur C. and Sally T. Grant, L2010.14.24.

The Baltimore chapter of the League of Women Voters presented this vase to Sadie Crockin upon completion of her eleventh year as president.

League of Women Voters Scrapbook, 1922-1945, courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Baltimore.

Modest in appearance but diverse in scope, the materials in this scrapbook document the wide-ranging programs of the Baltimore League of Women Voters during its first two decades.

Notebook, c.1915, courtesy of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Baltimore Chapter.

Sadie Crockin used this datebook to draft speeches and meeting agendas, account for pledges and donations, and keep track of committee lists during her presidency of Hadassah, Baltimore Chapter.

Silver presentation bowl, 1930, courtesy of Arthur C. and Sally T. Grant, L2010.14.24.

The League of Women Votes presented this bowl to Sadie Crockin at the end of her service as president.

Report on the American Jewish Congress, 1918, courtesy of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Baltimore Chapter.

These pages are Sadie Crockin’s notes for an oral report on the first American Jewish Congress, which she attended as one of five delegates elected from Baltimore. Crockin’s report vividly describes the diversity of the delegates and the historic proceedings, which aimed to secure “full rights” for Jews around the world, including in Palestine.

Silver Vase, 1903, courtesy of Arthur C. and Sally T. Grant, L2010.14.24.

Emil Crockin gave this vase in the Baltimore repousse style to Sadie when they were married.

Testimonial book, 1956, courtesy of Arthur C. and Sally T. Grant, L2010.14.24.

Commemorating a luncheon held in Sadie Crockin’s honor at Baltimore’s Park Plaza Hotel, this volume contains inscribed autographs and verses, telegrams, cards, notes, and newspaper clippings. Among those who contributed to the book are Lavinia Engle, Bertha Szold Levin, Rabbi Israel Goldman, Esther Lazarus, Hilda Blaustein, Gertrude Saxon, Rosa Kolker, Anne and Able Wolman, and Rachel Skutch.

Gold medallion, 1898, courtesy of Arthur C. and Sally T. Grant, L2010.14.24.

Sadie Jacobs won this medallion for “Best Address” at her graduation from Randolph Macon Women’s College.

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Oh Sadie, We Wish You Stay a Little Longer!

Posted on December 8th, 2010 by

Simone EllinDon’t miss the JMM’s new traveling exhibition VOTE: The Life and Work of Sadie Jacobs Crockin 1879 – 1965. The new and original exhibition, curated by former JMM curator Barry Kessler will open this Sunday, December 12 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and will be on display in the JMM lobby until January 3, when it will move to the Women’s Heritage Center in Baltimore.

Opening invitation for Sadie Crockin exhibition.

As JMM p/r and marketing director, I wish that Sadie could stay with us just a little bit longer… Folks’ schedules being what they are, compounded by the holiday season, makes me worry that some will miss the exhibition at its original home.  But such is the life of a museum p/r person. It seems I’m always trying to promote exhibitions and programs early, but there’s always some glitch. Openings have to be scheduled around holidays, football games, weather, conflicting Jewish and secular events of all kinds, and dates are always changing. Even naming exhibitions can slow things down! Do you know how long it took the JMM staffers to agree on the name for the Sadie Crockin show? Actually, I take that back, not everyone is in agreement even now.  I can’t create press kits without knowing the name of a show, the opening and closing dates, and all the information about the funders.

Items above only on view at the JMM!

I wish I’d had more time to let people know that this great show will be with us for a few precious weeks. Of course, people can see the exhibition at other local venues, but really – you should see it here!  I hope you will join us for the opening reception this Sunday.  You’ll learn that Sadie Jacobs Crockin was a really important and influential woman who made great strides in the early women’s rights movement, and in support of children. She led the Baltimore chapters of the League of Women Voters, as well as Hadassah. At the opening, admission to the Museum will be free, refreshments will be served, and you will be part of a special celebration in honor of the League of Women’s Voters 90th anniversary.  Hope to see you there!

A few sneak peeks from the exhibition!

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