Larger-than-life statue of Lucy Burns, a prominent leader in the fight for women’s voting rights.
Photo by Susan Laume
The Lucy Burns Museum chronicles the women and events leading to women's suffrage. Through period photographs and graphics, visitors learn of 18th and 19th century activism in the atmosphere of the restored workhouse. Visitor Jay Roberts, of Alexandria, one of about 100 opening day visitors, said in speaking of the museum, “It’s a wonderfully great example of adaptive reuse and a much-needed place to tell the women’s rights story.”
Located at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, the museum’s grand opening celebration is scheduled for May 9, 2020. It’s open to the public now, Wednesday through Saturday 11 am - 6 pm; and Sunday Noon - 5 pm.