The September 2020 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” focused on the two new exhibitions on view now at the Historical Society of Rockland County (HSRC). Mariel Farlow and her daughter Michele Lehtis appeared to discuss the monumental sculpture “Being of Light – Image of the Human Soul.” [Read more…] about Public Sculpture, Suffrage on Rockland History Podcast
The East Hampton Historical Society is set to host a one-day exhibition at the Clinton Academy Museum entitled Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, on Saturday, September 19th, from 10 am to 2 pm. [Read more…] about Votes for Women: Exhibit Headed to East Hampton
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to present “The Suffrage Centennial: Trial and Triumph,” a program highlighting the struggle to provide women the right to vote, on Friday, August 28th. [Read more…] about Suffrage Centennial Program in Ticonderoga
The Clinton County Historical Association and the League of Women Voters of the North Country are set to co-host a Women’s Equality Day Forum on Wednesday, August 26th, from 4 to 5 pm via Zoom. [Read more…] about Women’s Equality Day Forum Online Wednesday
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution and the right to vote in the U.S. could no longer be denied on the basis of sex. The fight for women’s suffrage was complex and interwoven with issues of civil and political inequalities for some Americans.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) has announced Equality Weekend-Seneca Falls, a series of online programs being held August 22-23 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification. [Read more…] about Virtual Seneca Falls Equality Weekend Starts Saturday
The Time and the Valleys Museum is set to host a virtual program by Sullivan County Historian (and periodic contributor to New York Almanack) John Conway entitled The Suffragists: Fight for the Vote in Sullivan County, on Sunday, August 23rd. [Read more…] about Suffragists in Sullivan County Virtual Program
The Smithfield Community Association (SCA) in Peterboro, Madison County, NY, is set to ring the bell in the tower of the Smithfield Community Center (SCC) nineteen times on Wednesday, August 26th, to celebrate the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Nineteenth Amendment stated that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged…on account of sex.” The Peterboro United Methodist Church bell will join the SCC bell ringing. [Read more…] about Ringing Bells for Equality Day August 26th
This August, the Albany Institute of History & Art is set to present “Voices of HerStory,” a series of public programs exploring diverse perspectives on the women’s suffrage movement and its continuing legacy today. [Read more…] about Albany Institute Presenting ‘Voices of HerStory’ Virtual Programs
Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) has announced Virtual Convention Days 2020, a series of online programs being held July 17-19. [Read more…] about Women’s Rights Park Hosting Virtual Convention Days
Getting the vote was just one of the issues suffragettes encountered in the late 19th century.
They also faced the premise of some theologians who contended the afterlife was restricted to an exclusive old boy’s club.
“A benignant looking, white-bearded patriarch,” who distributed candy to local children annually on Christmas Eve, debunked the theory in a Sunday afternoon debate in 1894 at Psychical Hall.
No — not Santa Claus. [Read more…] about Meredith B. Little: Leading Glens Falls Spiritualist