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Past Suffrage Centennial Calendar

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, March 25, 2017
1pm
Oneida County History Center
1608 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13502
The Very Greatest Victory: Women's Suffrage in New York State. Celebrate Women's History Month with Susan Goodier, Ph.D. SUNY Oneonta's Dr. Goodier will discuss her upcoming book on the New York State Women's Suffrage Movement.

This event is FREE.

http://www.oneidacountyhistory.org/

Sunday, April 2, 2017
2pm
Clinton Historical Society
1 Fountain St
Clinton, NY
History of the New York Suffrage Movement: 1848 to 1917. The program "Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial" will be presented by Jennifer Lemak and Ashley Hopkins-Benton.

Jennifer Lemak is the Chief Curator of History and Ashley Hopkins-Benton is Senior Curator of History at the New York State Museum. Both Lemak and Hopkins-Benton are curating the NYSM exhibition, Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial,which opens on November 4, 2017. The exhibition will include collections from over 40 lenders statewide including the Clinton Historical Society.

The program is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7 pm
Oneida Public Library
220 Broad St
Oneida, NY 13421
Ballots, Bloomers, and Marmalade. Norm Dann on Elizabeth Smart Miller. As part of the OPL's 2017 Centennial Celebration of Women's Suffrage in New York, historian Norman Dann will talk about Elizabeth Smith Miller, the daughter of Gerrit Smith who was co-founder of the National Woman Suffrage Association and the inventor of "bloomers." Copies of Dann's new biography of Miller, "Ballots, Bloomers, and Marmalade," will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
1-2:30pm
National Women's Hall of Fame
76 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Join Hall Inductee and First Woman Boston Marathon Runner. Kathrine Switzer will be joined by Susan Bassett, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation at Ithaca College and Aliceann Wilber, National Coach of the Year and first place NCAA Division III Women's Soccer at HWS. Refreshments served, free and open to the public.

First Woman Boston Marathon Runner Inductee Conversation

The link also includes:
-May 11th, Join Kathrine Switzer at a cocktail fundraiser at the Aurora Inn, 6-8 p.m. Purchase tickets online

-May 13th, registration information on a 5k and 19k run with Katherine Switzer

Thursday, May 11, 2017
1-2:30pm
National Women's Hall of Fame
76 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Join Hall Inductee and First Woman Boston Marathon Runner. Kathrine Switzer will be joined by Susan Bassett, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation at Ithaca College and Aliceann Wilber, National Coach of the Year and first place NCAA Division III Women's Soccer at HWS. Refreshments served, free and open to the public.

First Woman Boston Marathon Runner Inductee Conversation

The link also includes:
-May 11th, Join Kathrine Switzer at a cocktail fundraiser at the Aurora Inn, 6-8 p.m. Purchase tickets online

-May 13th, registration information on a 5k and 19k run with Katherine Switzer

Thursday, June 8, 2017-Saturday, June 10, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
25th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend. Women's role during the Civil War will be demonstrated at the encampments throughout the weekend. Re-enactors, scholars and authors will present short programs that feature women in the Civil War, 19th century fashion and women of NYS.

An exhibit on voting rights will open Civil War Weekend and close on Emancipation Days August 5 - 6.

New York History Blog

Friday, June 9, 2017-Sunday, August 6, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Voting Rights Exhibit. An exhibit on voting rights will open Civil War Weekend and close on Emancipation Days August 5 - 6.

New York History Blog

Saturday, August 5, 2017-Sunday, August 6, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Emancipation Days - Dreaming of Timbuctoo. The exhibit Dreaming of Timbuctoo introduces the background for voting disparity which will be addressed throughout the season...The exhibit Dreaming of Timbuctoo introduces the background for voting disparity.

On Saturday August 5, a guided tour of the Peterboro cemetery will include women whose gravestones read Born a Slave, Died a Free Woman.

A Community Conversation on August 6 will examine the dual discrimination for women of color.

New York History Blog

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
 
New York State Fair Fearless Women - Past and Present. Guest Speaker: NY Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul

For more info call 315-487-7711 ext. 1265 or email cheryl.lavin@agriculture.ny.gov

More information and registration form

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
7 pm
Kirkland Town Library
55 1/2 College St
Clinton, NY
Votes for Women! A Reading and Discussion Group.
Friday, September 22, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend - Off Base: Great Peterboro Baseball Story. In the evening the Oneida Public Library Players will present a readers theatre production of Off Base: The Great Peterboro Baseball Story, a play written by Tom Murray about the first recorded history of women playing baseball + which happened in Peterboro.

New York History Blog

Saturday, September 23, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend.
  • Morning Marmalade Refreshments hosted by the Peterboro United Methodist Church
  • Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade: The Life of Elizabeth Smith Miller; author Norman K. Dann PhD
  • Bloomers, The Reform Costume; Jody Luce, the Tailor of Peterboro
  • Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Players; Debra A. Shattuck, Provost Witherspoon College, Rapid City SD
  • In the Kitchen Tea; Deli on Green with Miller's 1875 cookbook inspired menu. Bloomer Brigade hosts.
  • Cousins of Reform: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Gerrit Smith; Norman K. Dann PhD, Peterboro NY
  • Elizabeth Cady Returns to Peterboro; reenacted by Melinda Grube PhD
  • Elizabeth and Anne Millers' Suffrage Scrapbooks at Library of Congress, Rosemary Plakas, retired LOC
  • Monumental Women
  • Bloomers for the `80s
  • March on Washington 1-21-17
  • Suffrage Supper; Deli on Green with menu by Miller's 1875 cookbook. Smithfield Youth Suffragists
  • Suffrage Song; Peggy Lynne, "The First Lady of Adirondack Music"

New York History Blog
Sunday, September 24, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend.
  • Tour of Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark with Norman K. Dann
  • Parity Breakfast
  • Abolition Movement Spawns Women's Right Movement, Suzanne B. Spring PhD, Colgate University,
  • Launch Lunch: Library Partners Commence CommUNITY Read of INVENTION of WINGS, Betsy Kennedy, ED Cazenovia Public Library, and Carolyn Gerakopolous, Retired ED Oneida Public Library,
  • Angelina Grimké: Abolition and Women's Rights Advocate
  • Angelina Grimké Weld and Peterboro Connections
  • Making History! Sally Roesch Wagner PhDt, Matilda Joslyn Gage Home, Fayetteville NY
  • Making History Action

New York History Blog
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
4 pm
Sherrill-Kenwood Free Library
543 Sherrill Rd
Sherrill, NY 13461
Winning Women's Suffrage in New York, 1917. Kristi Andersen, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Syracuse University, will speak at 4pm. Sponsored by the LWV of the Greater Oneida Area. Poster and full details on our Home page.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
2pm
Clinton Historical Society
1 Fountain St
Clinton, NY. 13323
Women Will Vote, Woman Suffrage in New York State. Talk by Susan Goodier.

http://Www.clintonhistory.org

Saturday, October 21, 2017
 
National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
National Abolition Hall of Fame 2016 Inductions. A program on Angelina Grimké will be presented during the Abolition Symposia the afternoon of Saturday, October 21, 2017.

New York History Blog

Sunday, October 22, 2017
 
National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Community Read - The Invention of Wings. To culminate the Community Read on the Invention of Wings, Louise Knight, a researcher on Angelina and Sarah Grimké, will answer audience questions on The Read, and discuss her upcoming 2018 biography on the Grimke sisters.

New York History Blog

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:30-2:30pm
Fenimore Art Museum
5798 New York 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Food for Thought - Women's Suffrage. Join Joe Festa, Special Collections Librarian, as he explores the women's suffrage related material in the Research Library, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State.

Lunch and lecture fee: $25 for members, $30 non-members. Pre-registration is required; Pre-registration. To receive a discounted price when registering for three or more Food for Thought programs, please call (607) 547-1461. (Discounted price: $23 for members or $27 non-members per program)

http://www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/fenimore/visit/experience

Tuesday, October 31, 2017-Tuesday, November 7, 2017
 
Utica Public Library
303 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
Display of Local Suffrage efforts. https://www.uticapubliclibrary.org/
Saturday, November 4, 2017-Sunday, May 13, 2018
 
Clinton Historical Society
1 Fountain St
Clinton, NY 13323
Votes for Women: NY Suffrage Centennial Display. More information on http://www.clintonhistory.org
Monday, November 6, 2017
5-7pm
Oneida County History Center
1608 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13502
Party to CELEBRATE THE VOTE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. 100th Anniversary of Woman Suffrage in NYS

Tickets: $45 Send check to: League of Women Voters Utica/Rome PO Box 24 Washington Mills, NY 13479

Monday, November 20, 2017
6:30pm
Utica Public Library
303 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
Movie - Iron Jawed Angels. Iron Jawed Angels is a 2004 American historical drama film directed by Katja von Garnier. It received critical acclaim after the film premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

The film focuses on the American women's suffrage movement during the 1910s and follows women's suffrage leaders Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they use peaceful and effective nonviolent strategies, tactics, and dialogues to revolutionize the American feminist movement to grant women the right to vote.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
1pm-3pm
Oneida County History Center
1608 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13502-5425
Citizenship and Suffrage Around the World: Kids' Edition. SUNY Polytechnic Institute's "Gender Issues in World History" class (Professor Kristina Boylan) will share their semester-long research comparing citizenship and suffrage struggles in New York State and around the world.

This family friendly program includes creative, interactive stories and activities about these activists and their achievements for children in first grade and up. Free!

https://www.oneidacountyhistory.org

Saturday, December 16, 2017
1pm
Oneida County History Center
1608 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13502
The Erie Canal and the Birth of American Religion. Dr. Brent Rodriguez-Plate explores the religious life established by the Erie Canal and its influence on religiosity across the continent and the globe. This illustrated talk explores how the canal cultivated extraordinary experimental spiritual groups and engendered the religiously infused social movements of abolition, women's suffrage, and temperance.

https://www.oneidacountyhistory.org/

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10 am
Women's Rights National Historical Park Seneca Falls, NY 13148 Women March in Seneca Falls. Women March in Seneca Falls is an inclusive, non-partisan group dedicated to providing opportunities to publicly demonstrate the strength, power, and courage of women in America.

March information

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:30am - 2pm
gather at
YWCA Mohawk Valley
310 Rutger Street
(7 Rutger Bldg.)
Utica, NY 13501
Utica Women's March.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
4pm
Carrier Theater
Civic Center
411 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage. Premiere of a new opera about Matilda Joslyn Gage presented by the Society for New Music.

Tickets: $15 regular, $12 students/seniors, free for children 12 and under

Buy tickets

Monday, February 12, 2018
10 am
MVCC
Utica Campus
IT Building, Room 225
1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, NY 13501
Governor Cuomo's Council on Women and Girls Regional Empowerment Forum. Please Join Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

Goal: To develop an empowerment action plan and discuss the intersectionality of the Women's Agenda for the Mohawk Valley region

We encourage you to send this invitation to other members of your organization. Please note, seating is limited.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working together for a stronger New York in 2018. We hope to see you soon.

Please RSVP to Lauren.Stewart@exec.ny.gov with your name, organization, and email.

Friday, February 16, 2018
7-9pm
Cooperstown Village Library
22 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY
Cabin Fever Film Series - Iron Jawed Angels. Fenimore Art Museum and the Village of Cooperstown sponsor this film series.

http://Www.fenimoreartmuseum.org

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Bus will leave Utica area at 8:30am
  Bus Trip to Albany - Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial. Bus trip to the New York State Museum and Archives to see the display of women's suffrage material from across our State.

Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial

Registration Form

May 2018-5/20
Friday evening thru Sunday 2pm
Oneida County History Center
1608 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501
Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference. A 3 day history conference aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women's issues in the greater Mohawk Valley. Speakers will include experts in women's studies and history, and community leaders that are currently shaping the Mohawk Valley. Check back regularly for details and updates on the conference schedule, presenters, and more.

OCHC website

OCHC Facebook page

May 2018-5/20
Friday evening thru Sunday 2pm
Oneida County History Center
1608 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501
Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference. A 3 day history conference aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women's issues in the greater Mohawk Valley. Speakers will include experts in women's studies and history, and community leaders that are currently shaping the Mohawk Valley. Check back regularly for details and updates on the conference schedule, presenters, and more.

OCHC website

OCHC Facebook page