“Votes for Women: New York’s Suffrage Centennial” Display at the Clinton Historical Society

Event details

  • Saturday | November 4, 2017 to Sunday | May 13, 2018
  • New York State Museum

The Clinton Historical Society has a six-panel display from the New York State Museum in Albany celebrating “Votes for Women: New York’s Suffrage Centennial.” The panels include text and images based on the larger exhibition and catalog that will be at the New York State Museum between November 4, 2017 and May 13, 2018.

Jennifer Lemak, the Chief Curator of History at the New York State Museum, shared this information about the upcoming exhibition:

“November 2017 will mark the centennial of women winning the right to vote in New York State. Women in the state played a pivotal role in the struggle for women’s suffrage and equal rights beginning in 1848 with the Seneca Falls Convention through the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 and beyond.

‘Votes for Women’ will address the struggle for equal rights in the 19th century, the campaign for New York State suffrage, ratification of the 19th Amendment, and the nationally significant role of New York State leaders in regards to women’s rights and the feminist movement through the early 21st century.”

Items from the Clinton Historical Society collection will be used in the Albany exhibition.