The National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York (womenofthehall.org) is planning to make its new headquarters fully available to the public during 2020 at the former Seneca Knitting Mill in Seneca Falls. The new facility will have exhibits, a conference room, office spaces, a reception area, gardens, and more. The fundraising campaign is ongoing. The NWHF will announce its new inductees into the women’s national hall of fame sometime next year.
Other organizations have put 2020 on their schedules to meet the national centennial deadline. This includes numerous groups and associations on the state level, including the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (2020centennial.org), the national clearinghouse, that will be publishing a calendar of events and celebrations for 2020 when US women will have been voting for 100 years.
The statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony proposed for Central park in NYC is expected to be unveiled during 2020 as part of the national centennial celebration. Turning Point Suffragist Memorial is also expected to open its doors during 2020.
The New York State suffrage centennial in 2017 really demonstrated what can be done with focus, funding, and determination. New York passed legislation establishing a suffrage centennial commission that will be in operation through 2020. The centennial observance of U.S. suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland, in 2016 is still ongoing. There are videos galore on a wide range of suffrage-related topics and a growing awareness by many that 2020, when American women will have voted for 100 years, will have an impact far behind what we could have imagined.
Are you planning to celebrate August 26, 2018— Women’s Equality Day? What plans are underway for you during 2020, our national suffrage centennial?
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