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Suffrage centennial events already underway in New York State

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The Lake George Historical Association Museum has set aside a small exhibition room in the LGHA Museum, 290 Canada Street, Lake George, NY to interpret suffrage activity in the Town of Caldwell (later Lake George and Village of Lake George) from the early 19th century through 1920. This year, 2017, marks the NY State suffrage centennial. Susan B. Anthony visited Lake George on several occasions to press for the cause for women suffrage. Katrina Trask, George Foster Peabody, Mary Loines and Mary Jacobi were among the Lake George/Bolton residents who persisted in keeping the issues alive. The pro and anti suffrage constituencies will be addressed. The LGHA has received a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) to kick off a 2107 exhibition with a theatrical performance portraying suffragists in Warren (Lake George) and Essex (Ticonderoga) Counties. LGHA collaborated with North Country Community College and the Ticonderoga Womens Studies Program to develop a dramatic script about the life of Essex resident Inez Milholland for the musical theater department at Lake George High School that was performed in 2016. For more information, contact Lisa Adamson at 518-307-7842.

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Inez Milholland citizens medal petition now in circulation during Obama’s last days in office!

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Petition to President Obama about Inez Milholland, American suffrage martyr! on Vimeo.

The nomination for a presidential citizens medal for Inez Milholland (1886-1916) is now circulating in Washington, DC. More than a year ago U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier nominated Milholland for the honor. We have no word as to the prospect of the award being considered before the transition of one administration to another. This year, 2016, is the centennial observance of Milholland’s death. For the past year the National Women’s History Project has been working hard to write Inez into American history as the nation’s suffrage martyr. See the centennial web site: InezMilhollandCentennial.com

This past week, high school students in Lake George, New York featured Inez along with other votes for women activists in a production, “Forward into Light,” that attracted considerable attention in Lake George, NY and surrounding communities.

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