Landmark West, the historic preservation organization for the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is set to host Dr. Nina Harkrader, who will share true tales of the Upper West Side Women who made significant contributions to achieving women’s suffrage, on Thursday, November 19th.
From the Seneca Falls Declaration of 1848 to the national ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, the women of New York played an important role in the long battle for women’s voting rights. Dr. Harkrader will speak about the many significant figures in the Suffrage Movement who lived on the Upper West Side of New York City.
Featured women include Elizabeth Cady Stanton, her daughter and granddaughter, Mary Ritter Beard, Harriet Burton Laidlaw, Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi and Dr. Josephine Baker, mountaineer Annie Peck, and more.
Dr. Nina E. Harkrader is an architectural historian and buildings archaeologist, who has worked in the historic preservation field in the USA and in Great Britain for more than a decade. Her teaching and research focus on 19th and early 20th art and architecture. She is currently writing a book about purpose-built housing for working women in New York City and London.
The program will begin at 6:30 pm. Registration information can be found online.
Photo of Suffragist J. L. Laidlaw ca. 1910-15 provided.