Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy    JOINDONATE

Celebrating “Votes for Women” Exhibit at NYS Museum

Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Women’s Suffrage History
Nov. 4, 5:00-8:00 pm
NYS Museum

The LWV of NYS Education Foundation & The NYS Archives Partnership Trust invite you to a special evening reception celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State and the opening of the State Museum’s Votes for Women Exhibit.

Coline Jenkins, great, great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, will speak about growing up in a family of women activist. In addition to Stanton, her great grandmother Harriot Stanton Blatch, worked as a major organizer of New York State woman suffrage during the Militant Period of 1913-1915. Her grandmother, Nora Stanton Blatch
DeForest Barney, was the first female civil engineer to graduate (1905) from Cornell. Jenkins’ mother was born one month prior to the passage of the  19th Amendment of the US Constitution in 1920. Jenkins grew up in an atmosphere of suffrage and women’s right campaigning.

Museum staff will also serve as guides as we have private access to this new exhibit on women’s suffrage history.

You can purchase tickets to the reception online here or click here to download, print and mail in the registration form or call the state League office (518-465-4162) to make a reservation. Join us!

 

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