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Celebrating Women's Suffrage in New York State


"In 2017 it will be 100 years since New York State signed woman's suffrage into law, three years before the US passed the 19th Amendment. This was a milestone for the state and a transformative moment in American democracy. Equal opportunity is as important a topic today as it was when Susan B. Anthony was arrested in Rochester for attempting to vote.

This historical moment is the perfect time to frame a statewide discussion about the social, professional and political equality of women—and by extension, all citizens—in New York State.”  – from New York Council for the Humanities’ web page


Upcoming Events

NY Votes for Women:  A Suffrage Centennial Anthology

Maybe there is a story in your family of a great-grandma suffragette. Maybe you remember a conversation during the 1960's between your parents around equal rights for women.  Maybe the elections in 2016, or the recent marches around the world stirred something in you that hearkens back to 1917.

Please send short works: Poems of up to thirty lines (shorter welcome, too), or short prose such as memoir up to 2000 words in length.   Must be on theme of women’s suffrage and voting rights in NY State, or a later moment with a clear tie to women’s suffrage and/or voting in New York. Submission Guidelines. Deadline 2/24/17.



Celebrate March 2017 Women's History Month!
Seneca Falls Bus Tour

The History Center is planning a trip to Seneca Falls on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. We will visit and tour The Women's Hall of Fame, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Museum and Chapel, make a stop for lunch in downtown Seneca Falls to see this historic community and if you wish, meander through the small shops.
Trip Fee - $35 Trip Fee for THC Friends - $31.50
BOOK by February 28th via the Registration Page  or by calling 607-273-8284 Ext. 227 or visiting The History Center (OPEN on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
NOTE: This trip is appropriate for ages 12 and up and will require a moderate activity level.