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Two Sides of Suffrage - Albany Events 3/1 thru 3/11

  • 01 Mar 2018
  • 11 Mar 2018
  • Various Locations in Albany, NY

History Café:

Votes for Women: Celebrating

New York’s Suffrage Centennial

Thursday, March 1 | 6–7 pm

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

Free Admission/Cash Bar

No need to pre-register

Grab a drink and join the New York State Museum’s own Dr. Jennifer Lemak, Chief Curator of History, and Ashley Hopkins-Benton, Senior Historian, for a discussion on the history of women’s suffrage and the struggle for equality in New York State. This fun, interactive program is free. Food and drink are not included.

Women’s Suffrage Capitol Tour:

Celebrating the Centennial

Anniversary of Women’s

Suffrage in New York State

Thursday, March 8 | 4–5 pm

NYS Capitol

Free Admission | Please pre-register

This special tour explores the connections between the NYS Capitol and the historic fight for suffrage in New York. Highlighting the many equal-rights crusaders who marched the Capitol halls and the state’s first female legislators, this tour tells the story of the hard-fought journey from Seneca Falls to suffrage. Registration is encouraged. Sign up online at Questions? Call the Plaza Visitor Center at (518) 474-2418.

Women of the Albany Institute

Thursday, March 8 | 6–7:30 pm

Albany Institute of History & Art

Free Admission | No need to pre-register

Join Interpretive Programs Manager Patrick Stenshorn for this special tour to celebrate Women’s History Month. This program will showcase works by and about women from the Institute’s collections, highlighting stories about the suffrage and anti-suffrage movements in Albany, female artists of the Hudson River School, and much more!

The Spotlight: Albany & Anti-Suffrage exhibition will close March 11, 2018. A smaller installation of anti-suffrage materials will be on display starting March 17, 2018.

Casting Her Ballot:

Emily Rankin and the Suffrage

Question at Historic Cherry Hill

Saturday, March 10 | Tours at 11 am,

12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm,

Sunday, March 11 | Tours at 10 am,

10:30 am, 11 am, 11:30 am, 12pm

and 12:30 pm | Admission: $5/Adults;

$4/Seniors & Students; $2/Children;

free/HCH members | Please pre-register

This tour will focus on fifth-generation Cherry Hill owner, Emily Rankin, who came of age as the suffrage debate was raging in New York and the nation. How did Emily’s experiences at Cherry Hill, in Albany, and at Smith College shape her views on this critical issue? Follow Emily’s footsteps on a tour of her home, view her photographs and belongings, and find out which side of the debate she was on.

Space is limited—reservations are recommended. Call (518) 434-4791 to reserve.

The Battle Over Bloomers:

Dressing for Women’s Rights

Sunday, March 11 | 2 pm

NYS Museum | Huxley Theater

Free | No need to pre-register

The Dress Reform movement of the mid-1800s aimed to liberate women from the most limiting aspects of their clothing—it also inspired intense controversy and led Americans to question gender roles and expression. Join historians Ashley Hopkins-Benton and Kjirsten Gustavson as they uncover layers of controversy and explore the social movements that changed women’s lives for generations to come. The talk will be heavily illustrated and include reproduction costumes.

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