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Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebrations

Women's Suffrage

Get ready to celebrate four important 100 year anniversaries (1/20/2017)

LWVNYS Votes for Women Poster

• Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial
November 4, 5:00-8:00 pm Opening Reception
NYS Museum – buy tickets here or call state office at 518-465-4162.
Benefactor level support available here

• Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial Special Exhibit
Nov. 4, 2017 – May 2018
Special Exhibit at NYS Museum celebrating women’s suffrage history.

  • NYS women secured the right to vote on November 6, 1917
  • LWVNYS was founded on November 19, 1919
  • LWVUS was founded on February 14, 1920
  • The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution (giving American women the right to vote) was officially certified on August 26, 1920

Women's Suffrage Resource Kit

14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission established by law to honor the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in NYS in 2017, and nationwide in 2020.

Suffrage and Women’s History Resources List(1/20/2017)
Books, films, speakers, blogs, historic sites, etc. with contact and website information for local Leagues to use in programs.

Calendar of Programs and Events on Women’s Suffrage History by State and Local Leagues (1/20/2017)

100th Anniversary Blog with regular postings (1/20/2017)