MHS Featured in NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The MHS Research Library played a starring role in the episode of NBC’s hit genealogy program Who Do You Think You Are? that aired last Friday. Actress Helen Hunt visited Portland to research the history of her great great grandmother Augusta Hunt, who was president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and a leader in the suffrage movement.

Actress Helen Hunt in the MHS Library Reading Room.

One of the most poignant moments in the episode came at the end–in the MHS Library–when Hunt learned her great great grandmother was the first woman to cast a ballot in Portland once women were finally given the vote in 1920.

Click here to read a recap of the episode; click here to view the episode. The show also featured an interview with local historian and MHS friend Herb Adams, and a visit to the Neal Dow House.

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