Albany Institute of History & Art has opened a new exhibition exploring Albany and Anti-Suffrage Movement.
The year 2017 marks the centennial of woman’s suffrage in New York State.
Albany was considered a stronghold of the anti-suffrage movement. The exhibit tells the story of the women who first met in 1894 before the New York Constitutional Convention convened, organized the Albany branch of the New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, lobbied to make their views heard in 1915, and lost their fight in 1917.
Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is New York’s oldest museum. Its collections document the Hudson Valley as a crossroads of culture, influencing the art and history of the region, the state, and the nation.
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Photo: Vote NO on Woman Suffrage Eastian Brothers Company Campaign Button, c. 1910, courtesy Albany Institute of History & Art Purchase.