100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State
Be a Part of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State
New York State is home to the first-ever Women’s Rights Convention. It was held in Seneca Falls in July of 1848 and organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. For the next several decades, voting rights activists spoke, wrote, rallied, traveled, endured ridicule, suffered physical assaults, and persisted until women were recognized as deserving of one of the most important rights and responsibilities of citizenship, the right to vote. For women in New York, that day was November 6, 1917, 69 years after the 1848 Convention. It was another three years before the Federal Government followed suit and the 19th Constitutional Amendment was ratified, granting all women the right to vote as protected by the United States Constitution.
Please join us to celebrate this historic occasion at one of these events!
Waverly Suffrage Hike
June 24, 2017 / 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Waverly Historical Society
This “hike” is approximately three miles and takes you through the historic village of Waverly. You will visit houses and buildings which had significant Women’s Suffrage figures or events. Bring comfortable shoes and dress for the weather! For more information, please call 607-731-4102. Click here for a Map of the Waverly Suffrage Walking Tour. For more information, visit the Women’s Suffrage Historical Walk Tour in Waverly Facebook Page.
Candor 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2017 / 10 a.m.
Town of Candor, NY
The Candor Historical Society is creating a float to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State. The parade is part of a festival that takes place from June 29, 2017 to July 4, 2017.
Tioga Women’s Suffrage Celebration
August 19, 2017 / Noon – 4 p.m.
Tioga County Courthouse
Enjoy tours of the historic courthouse, view historic exhibits, enjoy music, and hear an address by Suffrage Leader, Susan B. Anthony.
Newark Valley Apple Festival Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State
Bement-Billings Farmstead, 9241 NY38, Newark Valley, NY
Enjoy a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State featuring speakers, essay contest winners, and an interpretive presentation during the annual Apple Festival. The Apple Festival will have great food, music, crafts, tours of the Farmstead, and demonstrations of colonial life. For more information on the Apple Festival, go to www.nvhistory.org.
For more information on donating, purchasing buttons, ordering pleated flags, connecting with the Tioga Women’s Suffrage Committee or other questions, contact Tioga County Tourism, 80 North Avenue, Owego, NY 13827 at 607-687-7440 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the “Broome-Tioga Suffrage Committee” Facebook page.