Donate to the Suffragist Grove at Hartwood Acres!
In August 2020, a tulip poplar was the first tree to be planted as part of a future grove at Hartwood Acres to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution giving some women the right to vote in 1920.
The Suffragist Grove and its location were inspired by the beliefs and actions of Mary Flinn Lawrence, who resided in the mansion and sold the land to the County Parks System in 1969. Mary Flinn Lawrence was a suffragist who was involved early in the Allegheny County Equal Franchise Federation (now the League of Women Voters), a delegate to the National Women’s Suffrage Convention and she took part in suffrage parades around the region. In addition to her advocacy, she was the first person from Allegheny County and the second ever woman to serve on the State Forestry Commission in 1920. After Mary had 96,000 pine seedlings planted to help combat soil erosion and restore the health of Hartwood Acres forest in 1927, she became the second largest individual forest planter in the State of Pennsylvania.
All donations will support the creation of a Suffragist Grove on the mansion grounds.