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Proposals Sought For New York State History Conference


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This November the annual Researching New York Conference will bring together historians, archivists, public historians, graduate students, museum curators, teachers, documentarians, and more to share their work on New York State history.

Conference organizers invite proposals from any time period and any methodological perspective on all aspects of New York State’s history.

2017 is a year of celebration of women suffrage in New York State. Groups throughout New York are marking the occasion with lectures, exhibits, conferences, and a wide range of programs commemorating the milestone. For Researching New York 2017, proposals that enlarge and expand that exploration by also considering the lives, work, and history of women in New York from the earliest native Americans to the present, are strongly recommended. Continue reading

#NY4Suffrage Celebrates New York Suffrage Centennial


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suffrage photoHumanities New York has announced the launch of “#NY4Suffrage: Selfies, Stories & Suffragists Live” a campaign to connect New Yorkers to the diverse people, places, and ideas that started in their own backyards and sparked a national movement for women’s right to vote.

November 6, 2017 marks the centennial of women securing the right to vote in New York State.  To commemorate this transformative moment in American democracy Humanities New York is featuring the legacy of women’s suffrage in communities statewide with a social media campaign starting Centennial Weekend, July 29-30, 2017 through Election Day, November 7, 2017. Continue reading

Woodstock Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial


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woodstock women voting 1918Gathering Woodstock Women: A Celebration of the New York State Women’s Suffrage Centennial, the first major exhibit recognizing many remarkable women from Woodstock’s past, opens at the Historical Society of Woodstock’s Eames House Museum on Friday, June 16 with a reception from 7 to 9 pm.

On Saturday, June 17 at noon, at the Eames House, Town historian Richard Heppner and Janine Fallon-Mower, co-authors of Legendary Locals of Woodstock, will speak on The Varying Roles of Women Throughout Woodstock History. The Museum is located at 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock. Admission is free.

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2017 Women’s History Programs in Peterboro


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2015 bloomer brigadeDuring Women’s History Month the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark and the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum in Peterboro will be finalizing plans for commemorating the New York State Centennial of Women’s Suffrage. These two heritage organizations will collaborate with partners on programs that celebrate local history and its connection to the state’s and nation’s history. Continue reading

Call for Papers: Women in New Netherland


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New Netherland InstituteThe year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. The New Netherland Institute is aiming to use this centenary and their Annual Conference to highlight the role of women in the development of the seventeenth-century Dutch colony of New Netherland and early New York.

The conference will convene in Albany, at the New York State Museum on the 22nd and 23rd of September 2017. Continue reading

Sally Roesch Wagner on the Womens’ Suffrage Centennial


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Photo courtesy the National Susan B Anthony Museum & House.This speech was delivered at the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference on October 7, 2016.

This is a time of great potential, a celebration of significance. The U. S. government was founded on a vision of rule by the people – not a monarch or a ruling elite but each person with a voice, a vote. But 144 years later, half the people still were not recognized in the constitution as having a voice.

State by state, women carved out a voice – in school, municipal, finally state government. NY in 1917. But federally women were still silenced. Continue reading