The women of Woodstock, NY: A history in a historical exhibit!

“Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon on exhibit during 2017 on Vimeo.

Exhibit of Historical Society of Woodstock (Woodstock, NY) opens June 17, 2017 and runs through September 3, 2017.This photo shows Woodstock women voting for the first time in 1918. From the Byrdcliffe Alf Evers photo collection.

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What’s happening with suffrage centennial events & celebrations!

Inspiration for visiting Harriet Tubman’s home, plus other historic sites! on Vimeo.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NYS’s SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL: VoteTilla is a week-long navigational celebration scheduled for along the Erie Canal from July 17-22, 2017. With five rented canal boats, the entourage will leave from Seneca Falls, NY and travel to Rochester, NY where there will be a parade and celebration at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.

The transformation of the 1844 Seneca Knitting Mill in Seneca Falls, NY is underway. This historic building is located on a branch of the Erie Canal system. A fundraising campaign is underway to change it into a permanent home for the National Women’s Hall of Fame. The adaptive rehabilitation of the mill will strengthen public awareness of women’s history and preserve this historic structure and honor the laborers, primarily women, who worked in the mill until its closure in 1999.

IN OTHER NEWS: The National Woman’s Party is entrusted with a historically valuable collection of women’s history artifacts, including the picket banners used 100 years ago that are seriously in need of repair for display at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in Washington, DC as well as public institutions across the country. An immediate priority for the 2020 suffrage centennial is the original “Failure is Impossible” banner, circa 1913-1917 that requires immediate conservation treatment. The Belmont-Paul national monument staff is halfway to its goal of $5,000 to begin the restoration process.

EVENTS IN JUNE: On June 17, 2017 the Shaker Museum in New Lebanon, NY will celebrate women’s rights with the exhibition “Break Every Yoke: Shakers, gender equality, and women’s suffrage.” The exhibition traces the evolution of Shaker gender relations from the earliest prophecies of Mother Lee to the struggles of Shakers in the fight for universal suffrage. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a free picnic on the lawn at the North Family. For information: (518) 794-9100 ext.220. Admission is free. Also on June 17, the Yates County History Center in Penn Yann, NY will open the exhibit “Political Postcards” at the L. Caroline Underwood Museum on June 17. Also explore the women’s suffrage exhibit “Hear Our One Voice.” On June 18, the Captain David Crawford House of Newburgh, NY will feature the city’s suffrage activists at the Newburgh Historical Society. Newburgh was selected in 1895 to be the site of the Women’s Suffrage Convention. Admission is free for Newburgh Historical Society members.

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The May Equality Salon today, plus news notes & video storytelling highlights

Edna Buckman Kearns reflects on her past & the “Spirit of 1776” wagon! on Vimeo.

The “May Equality Salon” recognizes women and peace movements on Tuesday, May 16, 2016 (6 p.m.) at a special program at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. Before women won the vote in 1920, they organized internationally to promote the non-violent resolution of disputes. In honor of Peace Day on May 18,the National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul site (under the auspices of the National Park Service) is presenting a discussion on the history of women as advocates in the Peace through Law Movement. Speakers are Stephenie Foster, partner at Smash Strategies, and Dr. Hope Elizabeth May, Professor of Philosophy at Central Michigan University. The Belmont-Paul site is at 144 Constitution Avenue, NE in Washington, DC.

On June 22, 2017, 6-8 p.m., Inez Milholland will be among the Adirondack suffrage activists featured in a lecture by Gerald Zahavi and Margaret Bartley at the Adirondack History Museum. The cost of the lecture in Elizabethtown, NY is $8.

Suffrage stories you might enjoy from our archive:

The story of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon told by an award-winning video.

Storytelling about the Suffrage Movement from Marguerite Kearns on Vimeo.

TURN: Washington’s Spies shows Long Island in 1777 and Suffrage Wagon Cafe program follows up with what happened 100+ years later on Vimeo.

Activists hit the ground running in 1915: A suffrage centennial celebration of the Spirit of 1776! on Vimeo.
Stop by Suffrage Wagon Cafe for special programs.

Celebrate women’s freedom to vote at Suffrage Wagon News Channel. 

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Videos about the women’s suffrage movement are available for school, personal, and organizational use.

Suffrage Wagon News Notes, plus upcoming cooking school demo!

Suffrage Wagon Cooking School clears the decks to make great cup of coffee on Vimeo.

SUFFRAGE NEWS WRAP-UP: The Suffolk County Historical Society has an ongoing exhibit featuring Long Island suffrage activists, including Edna Kearns, Elisabeth Freeman, Rosalie Jones, and others. A national task force is planning the 2020 suffrage centennial when American women will have been voting for 100 years. The effort to honor Inez Milholland, U.S. suffrage martyr, continues with the installation of a road historical marker in the town of Lewis, NY not far from Milholland’s grave, as well as an exhibit at the Adirondack Museum.  The State of New York is continuing to roll out the red carpet for its 2017 state suffrage centennial. The State of New York has released some terrific videos urging visitors to enjoy the 2017 centennial activities. See for yourself what we call “the cradle of the women’s rights movement in the United States.”

Chef Ted Cutting is back at Suffrage Wagon Cooking School with one of our favorite demonstrations—how to make a great cup of coffee in an upcoming post. He’s promises to deliver and remind you of all the recipes available in our cooking school archive.

GET ON THE BANDWAGON:  2017 is the centennial of women voting for 100 years in New York State. There’s a lot going on. This is a perfect year to visit New York and see the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon on exhibit in Albany at the New York State Museum. There’s a fabulous women’s history and suffrage movement exhibit opening at the state museum on November 4, 2017 where the wagon will be featured. Until then, you can view the wagon in the lobby of the state museum in what’s known as a “teaser” to promote the November suffrage exhibition.

Albany, New York is destination to see “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon during 2017! on Vimeo.


“Choose it and Use it” is a video reminding us of how the past is linked to what we do today and its impact on the future.

Celebrate women’s freedom to vote at Suffrage Wagon News Channel. We have been publishing since 2009.

SuffrageCentennials.com is a sister site highlighting suffrage centennials, events and celebrations.

“Through the Eye of Marguerite Kearns” is a point of view column on Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

Videos highlighting the postings of Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

New York on the move with women’s suffrage centennial events!

“Spirit of 1776” women’s suffrage wagon displayed in New York State Capitol in 2010 on Vimeo.

The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon is now at the New York State Museum in Albany—in the lobby to promote the November 4, 2017 opening of the museum’s women’s and suffrage history. New York women have been voting for the past 100 years. The wagon was on exhibit in 2010 in the museum lobby. This video highlighting the 2010 exhibit gives an idea of the tender loving care showered on the wagon by museum staff.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Humanities New York! has been playing a pivotal role in making sure that the 2017 state suffrage centennial is successful. The draft budget in Washington, DC calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, a major source of funding for HNY. New York State is the second largest source of funding for HNY. A call to action has been issued with an online form designed to make your job easier when expressing support. Humanities New York! is responsible for some terrific work, funding, and advocacy for our growing constituency.

The new center for women’s history at the New York Historical Society is the first of its kind in the nation within the walls of a major museum. It features the stories of American women and is a hub for scholarship and education. Guided by a committee of historians and informed by research, the women’s center features permanent installations, temporary exhibitions, talks, and special programs.

The NYS League of Women Voters has released a suffrage resource kit promoting the organization’s upcoming anniversaries as well as ways to get involved in the 2017 state centennial observance.

“Adirondack Suffragists: 100 Years of Votes for Women” is an exhibit opening May 27 and running through October 9, 2017 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of New York State passing a women’s suffrage act into state law. New York women, including Inez Milholland from Essex County, played important roles in the movement. The Adirondack History Center Museum and the Essex County Historical Society in Elizabethtown, NY has scheduled the suffrage exhibit for the Anitra Pell Gallery. This event is sponsored in part by Humanities New York. For more information about the exhibit.

STAY UP TO DATE WITH SUFFRAGE VIDEOS: Videos produced by SuffrageCentennials.com and SuffrageWagon.org are a regular feature of Women Making History Bulletin. You can sign up for issues distributed several times a week.

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event. And don’t forget to pass on women’s suffrage storytelling to the next generation. Suffrage Centennial videos on Vimeo.

News notes, videos, & women’s suffrage celebrations

Spring greetings from Suffrage Wagon News Channel!  on Vimeo.

 

 

 

 

From our archives: Video in support of suffrage documentary on Vimeo.

We’ve come a long way since the Suffrage Wagon News Channel started publishing in 2009. Back then, articles about the women’s suffrage movement were few and far between. Now, there’s so much going on, it’s difficult to keep up with the events, news articles, conferences, and celebrations. The State of New York has gone viral in promoting its suffrage centennial in 2017 with videos and web postings.

Even Vogue magazine is in the act discussing colors the suffrage activists wore (white with accenting colors). This trend started with Hillary Clinton wearing white during her presidential campaign, followed by Congressional women. In all instances the women’s suffrage movement was cited. African-American women’s activism history is being dragged out of the forgotten history. Nashville, Tennessee has renamed a street as Anne Dallas Dudley Boulevard. And there’s much more.

FOLLOWING THE TRENDS, NEWS, EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS

Here at Suffrage Wagon News Channel we follow the trends and highlight the suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns. It was on exhibit in 2010 at the New York State Museum as well as the New York State Capitol building in 2012. Now during 2017, the “Spirit of 1776” was displayed during March at the State Capitol. It is now at the state museum in Albany, NY to bring attention to the women’s exhibit opening on November 4, 2017 and running until May 2018 when the wagon will be part of a much larger exhibition.

Here at Suffrage Wagon Cafe, we’re making available a video of years ago informing readers and viewers about a Kickstarter campaign we sponsored to raise money for our suffrage video educational program.

Over the years, the “Spirit of 1776” wagon, everyone associated with it, and the wagon’s fans have been the focus of articles and features in publications across the nation. Our digital quarterly newsletter subscription list has grown. We circulate news on social media. And the number of videos to promote the wagon and the news channel is growing, thanks to a seed grant from the Puffin Foundation. Celebrate women’s freedom to vote by following the suffrage wagon.

SUFFRAGE WAGON NEWS NOTES:

Safiya Bandele will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on May 19, 2017 at a fundraiser for the Magnolia Tree Earth Center. Bandele was a Medgar Evers College professor and director of the college’s Center for Women’s Development until her retirement after more than three decades. “Oldies but Goodies for the Magnolia Tree Earth Center” is the event scheduled for the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. The Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Hattie Carthan, a resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant, who was among the nation’s first African-American community-based ecology activists.

Bandele is available for performances honoring the life of suffrage activist Ida B. Wells. Tickets to the event are $50. Order through the website, magnoliatreeearthcenter.com.

The Alice Paul Institute in Mt. Laurel, NJ (128 Hooton Road) is presenting an introduction to feminism on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2 p.m.—$5 or free with tour admission to Paulsdale, the home of suffrage activist Alice Paul. Their leaflet describes the program: “What do feminists want? Don’t women in the U.S. have it better than women  in other parts of the world? Learn about the issues that affect American women today and how women are trying to solve them.” Kris Myers will present.

Stop by Suffrage Wagon Cafe for special programs.

Celebrate women’s freedom to vote at Suffrage Wagon News Channel. 

News & events at SuffrageCentennials.com

Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been publishing since 2009.

Videos about the women’s suffrage movement are available from the news channel.

Suffrage centennial news notes with events and celebrations!

1776 patriotic protest women’s suffrage movement artifact on exhibit during 2017! on Vimeo.

SUFFRAGE RALLY REENACTMENT TO COMMEMORATE NYS WOMAN SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL

The Glens Falls Area Suffrage Centennial Committee presents a suffrage rally reenactment to commemorate the 2017 state suffrage centennial to be performed in Glens Falls, NY on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1-3 p,m. at the gazebo in City Park. This event is free and open to the public. The rally will reenact the history of the campaign for women’s voting rights through historical speeches, letters, and songs. Featured will be national figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Inez Milholland, and Carrie Chapman Catt, all of which had local ties. Those opposed to women voting are part of the program. Glens Falls Art will be on hand to demonstrate period photography, and tintypes will be available, weather permitting.

In 1917, New York State became the twelfth, and only eastern state to grant full voting rights to women. The Glens Falls Area Suffrage Centennial Committee consists of the Crandall Public Library, Chapman Historical Museum, Warren County Historical Society, as well as individuals and institutions interested in women’s history. The rain location will be the Christine L. McDonald Community Room at Crandall Public Library at the same date and time. For more information, contact Tisha Dolton at (518) 792-6508 x256, visit the Facebook page: facebook.com/CelebratingSuffrageInGreaterGlensFallsNY/, or Twitter @GFGwichSuffrage.

The New York State Museum has created a six-panel traveling exhibition based on the larger Votes for Women exhibition that opens November 4, 2017 at the state museum in Albany, NY. Check with the following venues to see when the Votes for Women panel exhibition will be on view at venues throughout NYS: Albany City Hall, Clinton Historical Society, Cortland County Historical Society, Eastville Community Historical Society, Geneva Historical Society, Katonah Village Library, Lorenzo State Historic Site, National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, New York State Fair, Niagara County Historical Society, The History Center, and Seneca Falls Historical Society.

CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM SPRING CONFERENCE

June 7, 2017 is the date for the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network’s spring conference “Developing Strategic Organizational Sustainability” at Colgate University from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is designed for organizations, businesses and private sector interests to become active participants in their communities through regional economic development.

“FROM PURPLE SASHES TO PINK HATS”—FUNDRAISER FOR TURNING POINT SUFFRAGIST MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

For those in the Washington, DC area, set aside Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. for a special event at the Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, Va. 22180. The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association will be hosting a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction and reading of the play “Take Up the Song” written by John Tepper Marlin. The production traces the early years of the suffrage movement. StageCoach Theater Company is producing the show. Musical entertainment will be provided by the community women’s chorus, Capital Harmonia. Individual tickets are $150. Black tie and suffrage attire optional. For more information: pwirth@suffragistmemorial.org

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event. And don’t forget to pass on women’s suffrage storytelling to the next generation. Suffrage Centennial videos on Vimeo.