Until 100 years ago, women did not have the right to vote in New York State. That changed on November 6, 1917, when New York voters approved giving women the right to vote. Eventually, a national women’s suffrage amendment was ratified in 1920 as the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
An exhibit marking the New York centennial will be on display this fall at the New York State Museum Learn more: nysm.nysed.gov
The Adirondack History Museum in Elizabethtown, New York, is marking the centennial with an exhibit this summer called “Adirondack Suffragists: 100 Years of Votes for Women.”
To learn more: adkhistorycenter.org
Read more about the exhibit: adirondackalmanack.org
Beginning in 1848 with the Woman’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, and continuing into the early 20th century, New York women such as Inez Milholland from Lewis, led the national “Votes for Women” suffrage movement. Along with artifacts, the Adirondack History Center Museum exhibit contains a screening of the documentary Inez Milholland: Forward Into Light.
Visit Wheelock’s website, inezmilholland.org, to order a copy of the documentary.