Annual fundraising luncheon at Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester, NY

We’re off to the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, New York! on Vimeo.

Valentine’s Day or February 14th in 2018 is the bicentennial of the date Frederick Douglass chose as his birthday, and it’s a day before Susan B. Anthony’s 198th birthday on the 15th.

Elaine Weiss will be the keynote speaker on February 14th for the 2018 Susan B. Anthony birthday luncheon at the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester, NY. Weiss, a journalist and author of  The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, will highlight the dramatic climax of the woman’s suffrage movement. The book will be published by Viking in March 2018. Weiss has presented at the Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Hull House, the Chautauqua Institution, and many libraries, historical societies, and universities.

Individual seats and group tables may be reserved by calling 585-279-7490 x 10. Contact Lesia Telega at 585-279-7490 x 12 for more information.

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Hot Tea Month in January and letter from Pat Wirth about Turning Point Suffragist Memorial!

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Keep the tea pot hot for Susan B. Anthony’s birthday party in February! on Vimeo.

A LETTER FROM PAT WIRTH ABOUT THE TURNING POINT SUFFRAGIST MEMORIAL

Dear Friends,

We’re in the midst of a resurgence of political participation in American democracy.  In 2017, women marched for equality in unprecedented numbers.  They flooded their representatives’ phone lines and filled town halls across the country to make their voices heard on critical issues.  Thousands of women attended programs to learn how to run for office; they not only declared their candidacies in record numbers, but they won in record numbers.

Today’s equal rights advocates are reminiscent of what millions of women, known as suffragists, began fighting for in 1848 in a small town in upstate New York – Seneca Falls.  They never gave up and won voting rights for every American woman. Five million crusaders from every walk of life fought 72 years to win the vote. Ratification of the 19th Amendment achieved the greatest expansion of democracy on a single day the world had ever seen, yet few know the full story behind this movement that included scores of women who picketed the White House who were falsely arrested, jailed, beaten, tortured and denied all civil liberties. Our association intends to honor all these unsung heroines with a national memorial that will elevate them and their triumph to their rightful place in history; it will be dedicated on the centennial anniversary of this significant milestone, August 26, 2020.

Your chance to make a legacy gift to help build this national memorial is rapidly closing.  The unfinished business of honoring “America’s original wonder-women” – as I like to think of them – is a once in a life-time opportunity.  We welcome all donations; for a minimum of $1,000 you can have your (or your designee’s) name inscribed on the memorial’s Donor Wall in perpetuity to become a part of our country’s living history.  Large gifts, financial or in-kind, warrant naming rights of specific memorial design elements and other perks; pledges are welcome.  We are anxious to complete the memorial so that we can establish the Turning Point Institute that will provide programming for youth from around the country to further the appreciation and advancement of America’s democratic values and electoral practices.

You most likely know that Congress just passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. There is concern that this may sharply reduce the number of taxpayers who qualify for the charitable tax deduction — a big driver of gifts to nonprofits. Please take advantage of making your and/or your company’s tax-deductible gift to Turning Point before December 31, 2017. Donations can be made on-line at www.suffragistmemorial.org or checks made payable to TPSMA can be mailed to Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, 5400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA  22039.

For further information and to see renderings of the memorial please visit our website,  www.suffragistmemorial.org. Kindly contact me directly with your questions at 703-201-3171 or by email. Thank you!

Warm regards, Pat Wirth

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Women’s suffrage festivities in early November 2017 in Albany, NY

Saturday, November 4, 2017 was a big day for the New York State suffrage centennial in Albany, NY. The conference during the day sponsored by the NYS Cultural Heritage Tourism Network was a highlight, along with a reception during the evening hosted by the NYS League of Women Voters to coincide with the opening of the NYS “Votes for Women” exhibit at the New York State Museum. The exhibit, four years in the making, is on display through May 2018.

New York State is celebrating its 2017 suffrage centennial! on Vimeo.

State of New York rolls out red carpet for 100 years of women voting on Vimeo.

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Three audio podcasts highlighting “Jailed for Freedom”

THREE AUDIO PODCAST SERIES SHOW U.S. SUFFRAGE ACTIVISTS FOR THE COMPLEX, PERSISTENT, AND FESITY INDIVIDUALS THEY WERE:

(1.) “Trouble Brewing in Seneca Falls.” Podcast #1. Podcast #2. Podcast #3. Podcast #4. Podcast #5. Podcast #6. Podcast #7. The story of the women of Seneca Falls, NY who planned the 1848 women’s rights convention. How they had to get out of their comfort zone to pull off a social revolt in mind and spirit that sent shock waves through the nation.

(2.) “Playing Politics with the President.” Podcast #1. Podcast #2. Podcast #3. Podcast #4. Podcast #5. Podcast #6. Podcast #7. Podcast #8. Podcast #9. How it became evident from 1913 to 1917 that bolder tactics and strategies would become necessary for women to win the right to vote. The “polite” strategy no longer worked. Success came about as a result of everyone working together, plus the mix of feisty devil-may-care types who collaborated with the more traditional types of women.

(3.) “The Night of Terror.” Podcast #1. Podcast #2. Podcast #3. Podcast #4. Podcast #5. Podcast #6. Podcast #7. Podcast #8. The story of how militant women suffrage activists were beaten and terrorized one night in their prison cells near the nation’s capitol in 1917. This audio narrative isn’t for the faint of heart. And it doesn’t represent all of the suffrage activists, but rather a segment of them who didn’t mind stepping out of women’s traditional roles.

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Women’s suffrage anthology launch party—plus other NYS readings!

Thursday, October 26, 2017 is the reading and launch party for “NY Votes for Women” at the History Center in Tompkins County (Ithaca, NY). Twenty-one women explore these questions in a variety of engaging memoirs, stories and poems. Join Cayuga Lake Books, the Anthology editors, and readers. Order the book online. Another reading is scheduled for Fayetteville, NY at the Matilda Joslyn Gage House. 

Publisher: Cayuga Lake Books (September 26, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1681111993
ISBN-13: 978-1681111995
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches

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Big time in Albany, NY during November 2017!

The “Votes for Women” exhibit at the New York State Museum opens November 4, 2017 in Albany, NY. The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon has been exhibited in 2010, 2012, and during 2017. The show opening November 4th is the show of all shows. The suffrage wagon is part of the exhibit, and there is so much more to see. The video below is from 2010—a comparison, and one that we treasure. The upcoming show is a MUST SEE!

What happened when the “Spirit of 1776” was exhibited in 2010! on Vimeo.

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Suffrage centennial events link food with women’s rights programming!

Food and Activism go together: From Suffrage Wagon Cooking School on Vimeo.

Suffrage Wagon Cooking School promotes vintage voting rights cookbooks with fundraisers, programs, and special celebrations. It’s fun. It’s authentic. And something we’re finding more often as the long struggle to win voting rights. Stop by the cooking school. Find out about demonstrations and tips.

OTHER SUFFRAGE NEWS:Beyond Suffrage: A Century of Women in New York Politics” opens October 11, 2017 at the Museum of the City of New York. 

Massachusetts has a suffrage centennial web site.

Women will Vote is one book due to be published in September 2017 from Cornell University Press that puts the suffrage organizing to win the vote in perspective. This has been difficult because the struggle took decades and encompassed many different organizations, strategies and tactics.

Hundreds of voting organizations and activists of many types worked for the same goal of voting rights for women. No one individual or organization stood for the varied tactics and goals of what many considered an impossible task of uniting American women under one banner of Votes for Women. There were tens of thousands of grassroots activists. While one organization may have made decisions to support one platform, dozens of other organizations chose other positions and strategies to reach the same goal.

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More programs about women’s rights during 2017!

Patriotic protest women’s suffrage movement artifact on exhibit during 2017! from on Vimeo.

EqualiTEA on August 26, 2017, 2-4 p.m. in Lorton, VA. Turning Point Suffragist Memorial.

“HEAR THEM ROAR:   THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS” is a devised & environmental theatre performance directed by Nan Smithner. Program in Educational Theatre. LOCATION: Black Box Theatre. ADMISSION: $15 General, $5 Students & Seniors. For tickets, contact New York University box office. ONLINE: tickets.nyu.edu. BY PHONE: 212-998-4941. IN PERSON: 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). Performances: Friday, October 20 at 8 pm Saturday, October 21 at 8 pm Sunday, October 22 at 3 pm Thursday, October 26 at 8 pm Friday, October 27 at 8 pm Saturday, October 28 at 8 pm Sunday, October 29 at 3 pm.

Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, will host a women’s suffrage centennial luncheon at 11 a.m. Sept. 23. Sally Roesch Wagner will present “The Rest of the Story of the Suffrage Movement,” a dialogue about the issues of equality raised by the country’s suffrage foremothers. The luncheon will feature rebel soup and salmagundi served with suffrage salad dressing, from suffragette cookbooks published from 1886-1920 to raise money for the cause. The museum will offer activities that highlight equality efforts made by women during the 19th century.Cost is $40-$45 and includes admission to the museum. To purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/2uYxItW.

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