New York Heritage Digital Suffrage Collection Available for Viewing

New York Heritage, together with seven members in the New York State Library Network, including the Long Island Library Resources Council, has developed a collaborative project illustrating the history of the woman suffrage movement that is now available for viewing. They have amassed and digitized a fascinating collection of photographs, posters, pamphlets, postcards, letters and […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today, May 16, 1918

One Hundred Years Ago Today, May 16, 1918

When the United States entered World War I in April, 1917 suffrage leaders were faced with a momentous decision – should they put aside their suffrage work to aid in the war effort, or continue with their work and run the risk of being declared unpatriotic. They had faced such a dilemma during the Civil […]

Huntington Marker Dedication a Huge Success!

Huntington Marker Dedication a Huge Success!

  Under a sunny, bright blue sky over seventy people gathered at the corner of Main and Wall Streets in Huntington Tuesday afternoon to dedicate another historic marker honoring the woman suffrage movement. The marker commemorated a gathering that had been held on that corner in July,1913, that saw over a thousand people converge to rally […]

You Are Invited to the Huntington Marker Dedication!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12:30pm, Wall & Main Streets, Huntington, NY The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association is pleased to announce the dedication of another marker to honor the woman suffrage movement in New York. The marker is located on the corner of Wall and Main Streets in the village of Huntington, and commemorates an important […]

Congratulations to Our 2018 History Day Winners!

Congratulations to Our 2018 History Day Winners!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. was honored to sponsor two awards at the Long Island History Day competition, held this year on March 18 at Hofstra University. The theme of this year’s competition was “Conflict and Compromise in History.” The first award went to Jessica Loo and Prisha Arora from HB Thompson Middle […]

Women’s History Exhibits of Note

Women’s History Month will soon be over, but thankfully attention to women’s history won’t be. There are still some wonderful exhibits and programs that will continue long after March spreads it wings and flies away: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, NY, NY, 212-873-3400. http://nyhistory.org. The Center for Women’s History marks its first anniversary with […]

Central Park Suffrage Statue Finalists Announced

The monument to suffrage leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony to be erected in Central Park came closer to reality this week, as the four finalists for the design were named: Meredith Bergmann, Jane DeDecker, Victoria Guerina with Lloyd Lillie, and Ann Hirsch. Slated for a 2020 unveiling on the centennial of the […]

It's Women's History Month!

It’s Women’s History Month!

Welcome to Women’s History Month, an annual national celebration of the extraordinary achievements and contributions of American women. The celebration began as Women’s History Week in 1982, and soon grew to include the entire month of March. It is supported by Presidential proclamation every year. This year’s theme is “Nevertheless, she persisted.” There is a […]

January 1918 – Suffrage On the Map

On January 27, 1918 The New York Times ran a full-page article reporting on the progress of suffrage to that date.  One of the most interesting additions was a map of the nation.  Click on the “out copy” link below to get a fascinating view of the national progress of the woman suffrage movement by […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As our suffrage centennial year comes to an end I wish to thank all those who helped make it such a success. Through scores of meetings, marches, lectures, published magazine and newspaper articles and historical marker dedications we joined with friends and fellow suffragists to impart one very special message – that of gratitude to […]

More Honors for Rosalie Gardiner Jones!

Our own Long Island suffragist, Rosalie Gardiner Jones, is garnering another honor. A few weeks ago, as the result of a state-wide contest, she was featured on a sticker that was given out to voters on election day.(See left) And, on Thursday, November 16, Governor Cuomo announced there will be a statue of her erected in Cold Spring […]

Pratt Marker Dedication a Huge Success!

Pratt Marker Dedication a Huge Success!

Yesterday, November 6, 2017 marked the centennial celebration of New York women winning the vote, and the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association celebrated with the City of Glen Cove by dedicating a historical marker to two Glen Cove suffragists, Helen Deming Pratt and Florence Gibb Pratt. Despite the rain, over 100 friends and family came […]

Thanks, Newsday!

Thanks, Newsday!

    Wednesday, November 1, Newsday published a wonderful article about our dedication ceremony coming up on Monday, November 6, honoring two Glen Cove suffragists, sisters-in-law Helen Sherman Pratt and Florence Gibb Pratt. Thank you to Newsday and author David Olsen for a great article. Please join us at 3pm, 135 Dosoris Lane, near the […]

Suffragists parade down Fifth Avenue, 1917.
Advocates march in October 1917, displaying placards containing the signatures of more than one million New York women demanding the vote.

The New York Times Photo Archives

One Hundred Years Ago Today, October 28, 1917

One hundred years ago today, October 28, 1917, the New York Times reported that 20,000 people marched in a parade in New York City in support of woman suffrage, including 500 men. With the date of the vote on an amendment to the NY State Constitution giving women the vote (November 6, 1917) coming closer, […]

The League of Women Voters Plants A Tree for Suffrage!

The League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset commemorated the centennial of woman suffrage in New York State on Sunday, October 1, 2017, with the planting of a Kwanzan Cherry Tree in Blumenfeld Park in Port Washington. LWV member Francine Furtado spearheaded the project, and commented: “This tree planting symbolizes the coming together of two great […]