On Saturday, July 20, handfuls of people drifted in and out of the building at Luther Burbank Experimental Farm in Sebastopol. Their mission? To recreate a 20-foot-long hand-sewn flag reminiscent of the one envisioned by Alice Paul to celebrate the ratification of the 19th amendment. The Western Sonoma County Historical Society’s sewing bee was the first in a line of events gearing up to the 2020 centennial of women gaining the right to vote. The flag made on Saturday will be displayed during next year’s Apple Blossom Parade, as a tribute to suffragists.

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