Monthly Archives: September 2017

“Spirit of 1776” wagon story featured in NYS women’s suffrage anthology!

The story of the “Spirit of 1776” wagon is featured in NY Votes for Women: A Suffrage Centennial Anthology, a project of the Writer’s Block Party, an informal group of novice and experienced writers, who discuss the writing process and experiences as well as ask questions and seek support.

It is scheduled for release soon by Cayuga Lake Books in Ithaca, NY.

State of New York rolls out red carpet for 100 years of women voting on Vimeo.

Travel to celebrate the 2017 New York State suffrage centennial! on Vimeo.

The suffrage activists were “there” for us. Let’s be “there” for them by voting and becoming leaders in the world today. More information. Find out even more.

New York State suffrage events take off!

 

The New York Women’s Vote Centennial Project is a partnership on the NYS governor and lt. governor and the American Federation of Teachers and First Book celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York on November 6, 2017. The competition invites teachers to develop classroom projects and activities to mark the suffrage centennial. Fifteen winners will be chosen.

Projects may focus on women’s history, civic engagement, the democratic process, equal rights, or a related topic. Educators and students are encouraged to explore the question: 100 years from now, when future generations look back, what will our equal rights legacy be?  Projects for any grade, K-12, will be considered. October 11, 2017 is the application deadline.

The New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, is organizing programs to commemorate women’s suffrage between 2017, To learn more, visit www.ny.gov/suffrage.

STATE SUFFRAGE CONFERENCE ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017

The New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference, celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, will be held on Saturday, November 4 at the Archives Partnership Trust headquarters located at the Cultural Education Center, 222 Madison Avenue, Empire State Plaza in Albany.

The celebration continues after the conference when the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation and the New York State Archives host an opening reception of Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial. Votes for Women is an exhibition organized by the New York State Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State. For more information on the evening reception and for tickets, click here.

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