The New York State Museum in Albany recently acquired a series of 1917 Franklin County women’s suffrage petitions from Jean Kubaryk, a teacher at North Warren Central School District. Ms. Kubaryk had been displaying the petitions in her classroom for years, but decided to donate the petitions to the Museum so they can be preserved for future generations.
After the petitions were officially acquired by the Museum, staff sent copies of the petitions to Ms. Kubaryk so her students can assist in researching the women who signed the petitions.
In 2017, New York State will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage. The petitions will be displayed in an upcoming State Museum exhibition titled, Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial, scheduled to open in fall 2017.