The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to unveil a traveling exhibit addressing Women’s Suffrage and present a free public program entitled “Women Will Vote” on Friday, May 31 at 7 pm at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga.
The program will look at often-overlooked consequences of Women’s Suffrage, including internal disagreements that threatened to sideline the movement, the institution of Prohibition, and changes in women’s roles within the workforce.
From the women’s suffrage movement’s 1848 Declaration of Sentiments, the right to vote took over 70 years to be adopted by Congress. Even after the passage of the amendment, ratification and eventual acceptance by the American public would be a long, hard-fought process.
Also opening the same evening will be “Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State,” a traveling exhibit developed with grant support from Humanities New York by the South Central Regional Library Council, and made available through the Northern New York Library Network.
Exploring different aspects of the Women’s Suffrage movement in New York, from pre-colonial times until the New York State referendum in 1917 and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, the exhibit will be at the Hancock House through June.
Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program, but seats may be reserved by calling (518) 585-7868 or via e-mail to tihistory@bridgepoint1com. Refreshments will be served.
A version of this article first appeared on the Adirondack Almanack.