Celebrate New York State's women's suffrage centennial with the "Votes for Women" virtual exhibit tour hosted by the New York State Museum.
Experience the “Votes for Women” Virtual Tour
Celebrate New York State’s women’s suffrage centennial with the “Votes for Women” virtual exhibit tour hosted by the New York State Museum.
Please Note: The dates for 2021 have not been announced yet. All the dates reflected are from 2020.
Votes For Women
Celebrate New York State’s Women’s Suffrage Centennial with the New York State Museum’s virtual exhibit, “Votes for Women.” This exhibit features over 250 artifacts and profiles on eight influential women suffragists from New York State. These women featured are Matilda Joselyn Gage, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Madam C.J. Walker, Mary Talbert, Dr. Mabel Ping Hua-Lee, Dr. Elizabeth Gillette News, and Inez Milholland. The exhibit truly highlights the historical journey that women have taken to grant equal voting rights based on sex.
The Women’s Journey to Vote
For years in our countries past, women were denied the right to vote solely based on their gender. Through the work of many influential women, the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920 granting white women voting rights. While it took many years after for women of color to also be given this right, 2020 marks the Centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States. Today, the New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission and the New York State Museum continues to empower women to vote. Through events like “Votes for Women,” people can learn more about women’s suffrage and its importance today.
Experiencing the Virtual Exhibit
This virtual exhibit is open to the public and can be accessed on the New York State Museum’s website. Be sure to visit the biographies, featured artifacts and resources and lenders pages to learn more about the movement.
Participating in the Virtual Exhibit
This is a family friendly exhibit that displays a variety of resources depicting the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. The exhibit is broken into three areas based on the timeframe of the movement. “Agitate!, Agitate!” highlights the years 1776-1890 when the movement first came to fruition. “Winning the Vote” highlights the years 1890-1920 when the fight for women’s suffrage was at its strongest yet and the 19th Amendment was passed. Finally, “The Continuing Fight for Equal Rights” takes place from 1920 to present day as it depicts the progress women have made in fighting against gender and racial inequality in America.
Take Amtrak to the New York State Museum When it Reopens
Attend the in-person Votes for Women exhibit when the New York State Museum reopens via Amtrak to the Albany Station—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 2.0 miles away from the museum, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event.
Get picked up from the Albany Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Albany office today at 518-427-3893.
Month Long Event (july)
New York State Museum
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