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Great suffrage centennial celebrations, New York State!

Suffrage Wagon Cafe loved the New York State suffrage centennial from 2017 to 2018!! on Vimeo.

Thank you, New York State Museum, for your terrific votes for women exhibition. There were so many events and special celebrations during 2017 and 2018, we couldn’t keep up with it all. If you weren’t featured on the suffrage centennials blog, contact Marguerite Kearns at SuffrageWagon at gmail dot com.

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It has been a great year for the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon!

The “Spirit of 1776” at Long Beach,NY on July 4, 1913.

What a splendid year it has been for the “Spirit of 1776″suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in New York City and on Long Island. The wagon was exhibited at the New York State Capitol in March 2017 and then it moved over to the lobby at the New York State Museum. The “Votes for Women” exhibition was up from November 2017 to May 2018. And the wagon was in the museum lobby greeting visitors from the state and around the world. What a terrific two years. Great job, New York State!

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Keep current with Inez Milholland’s centennial blog. InezMilholland.wordpress.com

Meanwhile, Suffrage Centennials keeps plodding along.

Reminder about New York Museum exhibit closing soon!

May 13, 2018 is the closing of the “Votes for Women”exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. It will be your last chance to see the wagon on exhibit for now anyway. And the suffrage exhibit is terrific. For more information about the wagon: SuffrageWagon.org

Also, keep in mind that the honoring of Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr, continues with her centennial blog: InezMilholland.wordpress.com  Her centennial web site: InezMilhollandCentennial.com 

SuffrageCentennials.com continues publishing. Link up with us as the 2020 national suffrage centennial approaches in 2020. Follow by email, Twitter, and Facebook.

Suffrage Centennial News and Views! Louise Slaughter & New York State Museum

The New York State Museum has its “Votes for Women” exhibit on view through May 13, 2018.The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon is in the museum lobby. Make sure you see it NOW!

The “Spirit of 1776″suffrage wagon is on exhibit through Mother’s Day in 2018.

“Votes for Women” exhibit on view at New York State Museum to Mother’s Day 2018!

“Spirit of 1776” wagon on exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY through May 2018! on Vimeo.

Walk through the front door of the New York State Museum in Albany, New York and the exhibit’s impact is felt immediately in the lobby when viewing the “Spirit of 1776” horse-drawn suffrage campaign wagon used by Quaker activist Edna Buckman Kearns in New York City and Long Island in 1913.

Turn to the right in the direction of the museum’s West Gallery and enter a foyer where larger-than-life images of women activists bridge the past and present. These activist heroines peer at us from 1917, 1977, and 2017 with determined and persistent expressions that keep museum visitors from feeling distant from the exhibit’s content. New York State is the cradle of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Most Americans aren’t even aware of this.

“Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial” is a large-scale exhibition at the New York State Museum with a companion catalog reflecting a collaboration between three state agencies that will keep this display on public view through May 13, 2018. New York’s men voters approved extending the ballot to women in 1917 after a difficult uphill effort by the state’s women over seven decades.

“Votes for Women” is an exhibit dedicated to the cause of freedom. Several hundred people attended a suffrage history conference sponsored by the NYS Cultural Heritage Tourism Network, in addition to a reception hosted by the NYS League of Women Voters on November 3, 2017, the day before the exhibition opened to the public.

Spirit may be difficult to put into words, but the collection of banners, memorabilia, symbols, tools, multi-media aids, and information panels presented a powerful, stimulating, and provocative reminder of decades of struggle for voting rights.

The exhibit is open to Mother’s Day in May 2018. This is a “must see.”

See “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon at New York State Museum in Albany, NY before exhibit closes!

Women Voters: Plan for 2020, the U.S. voting rights centennial! on Vimeo.

The “Votes for Women” exhibition at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY closes on Mother’s Day in May 2018. It goes back into the museum warehouse. But buckle up. We have our fingers crossed that the wagon will be seen during 2020. That’s the year of the national suffrage centennial, and hopefully the wagon will be there again.

Don’t forget that the U.K. has events and celebrations during 2018—the U.K.’s suffrage centennial!

Put August 26th on your calendar. Women’s Equality Day. Do you have something planned?

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Last chance to see the “Spirit of 1776” wagon before New York State Museum exhibit closes!

“Spirit of 1776” women’s suffrage wagon on exhibit through 2018!! on Vimeo.

Last chance to see “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon before New York State “Votes for Women” exhibit closes. Great year for the wagon. It will have been on display from March 2017 through May 2018.

Thank you, New York. It was a terrific suffrage centennial!’

Honor Inez Milholland through 2020, the nation’s suffrage centennial.

Drop by the Inez Milholland centennial blog: InezMilholland.wordpress.com

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Programs about “Votes for Women” exhibit at New York State Museum during April 2018!

Women Voters: In 2020 plan to celebrate 100 years of voting for the U.S. suffrage centennial! on Vimeo.

Don’t wait until 2020 to celebrate women’s suffrage. There are three excellent programs scheduled during April 2018 at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY in conjunction with the excellent “Votes for Women” exhibition that opened in November 2017 as part of the state’s suffrage centennial celebration.

The Votes for Women exhibition closes in May 2018 on Mother’s Day.

(1.) Votes for Women Gallery Tour. Sunday, April 8, 2018. 2 p.m. West Gallery. NYS Museum. Free.

Join chief curator of History Jennifer Lemak and senior historian Ashley Hopkins-Benton for a tour of the NYS Museum’s Suffrage Centennial exhibition, Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial. Learn about the history of the Suffrage movement in New York State through artifacts on display and highlighted women who led this equal rights movement. This exhibition was created in partnership with the New York State Archives and New York State Library, and in cooperation with organizations and citizens from across the state.

(2.) Ann Lewis: Messaging, Media, and Motherhood: Political Strategies of the New York Suffrage Campaign. Sunday,April 15, 2018. 2 p.m. Huxley Theatre. NYS Museum.

Ann Lewis’ talk will focus on the political strategies employed by suffragists to pass both the New York State suffrage referendums in 1917 and the 19th Amendment in 1920. Suffragists employed various political strategies to convince elected officials to support suffrage planks and then convince the men of the state to vote for the measure. Following the talk, museum curators will offer a tour of the Votes for Women exhibition.

(3.) Lunch Bite Gallery Tour: “Preservation and Politics in the Suffrage Movement.” April 25, 2018. Noon. West Hall. NYS Museum. Free.

Join senior historian Ashley Hopkins-Benton for a focused tour of the NYS Museum’s suffrage centennial exhibition, “Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial.” Learn about how the suffragists used history to promote their cause and about the story of preserving women’s history sites in New York State.

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on our Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Keep up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event in 2020. Remember Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr from now through 2020 (InezMilholland.wordpress.com). And support the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial.

Exhibit countdown at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York

Don’t say we didn’t warn you about the terrific “Votes for Women” exhibit closing at the New  York State Museum in Albany, New York. In addition to the “Spirit of 1776″wagon, there are many other treasures on view. The exhibition has a terrific catalog that is worth adding to your women’s history collection. Plan to do something special by seeing the exhibition before its closing. It is a “must see.”

And don’t forget that the honoring of Inez Milholland (U.S. suffrage martyr) continues on her centennial blog: InezMilholland.wordpress.com

SuffrageCentennials.com is gearing up for 2020 and the national centennial of U.S. women voting. Count on us for news, views, events, and celebrations.

New York State women’s suffrage educational video, plus centennial news notes!

Video produced by the State of New York to promote the state’s 2017 suffrage centennial.

NEWS NOTES: Tennessee has named a street for a suffrage activist. New York’s historic equal rights attractions are getting a marketing boost from the state. As part of its “I Love New York” program the State of New York is highlighting its 100th anniversary of women voting during 2017. The campaign started with its first video recently. The ad campaign is part of the state’s roughly $50 million a year ad campaign to promote tourism and business development.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NYS’s SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL: VoteTilla is a week-long navigational celebration scheduled for along the Erie Canal from July 17 to 22, 2017. With five rented canal boats, the entourage will leave from Seneca Falls, NY and travel to Rochester where there will be a parade and celebration at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.

The transformation of the 1844 Seneca Knitting Mill, Seneca Falls, NY, is a historic building located on a branch of the Erie Canal system. A fundraising campaign is underway to change it into a permanent home for the National Women’s Hall of Fame. The adaptive rehabilitation of the Mill will also preserve this historic structure and honor the laborers, primarily women, who worked in the mill until its closure in 1999.


In recognition of the Seneca people and their cultural and societal legacy in NYS—especially their impact and influence on the early suffrage activists—the Middlesex Heritage Group will host its 26th annual Seneca Heritage Day on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm. The free event will take place on the grounds of the historic Overackers Corner​s​ Schoolhouse in Middlesex, NY. Ganondagan’s Peter Jemison and Ronnie Reitter will talk about women’s roles in the Iroquois Confederacy and their influence on early feminists. The afternoon program features performances by Seneca singers and social dancers in traditional regalia, as well as a children’s storyteller. Free ice cream will be served and pies will be available for purchase. Overackers Corners Schoolhouse is located on Route 364 and North Vine Valley Road. The Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca, NY (417 West State Street/MLK, Jr. Street) has produced “4 Plays 100 Years” for the 2017 state suffrage centennial.


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