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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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"

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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

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