Ann Gass

Independent historian

Anne B. Gass is the author of Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage, published in 2014. Gass, who is Whitehouse’s great-granddaughter, speaks regularly on Florence Brooks Whitehouse and women’s rights history at conferences, historical societies, libraries, high schools, and other venues. She helped advise the Maine State Museum on its 2019 exhibit in honor of the 100-year anniversary of Maine’s ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. She also serves as the Maine Coordinator for the National Votes for Women Trail, a project of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. Gass is the founder and principal of ABG Consulting LLC, a small business supporting nonprofits, local and state governments, and foundations in their efforts to help people in need build stable, productive lives. Gass has written over $163 million in successful federal grants since founding her business in 1993, working both in Maine and nationally. Gass received her BA degree from Reed College in 1982 and a MA from the University of Maryland in 1987.

 
Presentations

  • “Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage”
  • “We Demand: America’s First Cross-Country Automobile Trip for a Cause
  • “Patriotism, War, and Woman Suffrage”
  • “Women’s History, Women’s Future”