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 various programs and exhibits. The Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery focuses on women who have made an impact through art, literature and activism. “We Rise,” a documentary narrated by Meryl Streep highlights the diverse groups of women and ideas that arose before the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Ongoing.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue at 103st., NY, NY, 212-534-1672. http://mcny.org “Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics.” A long look at political activism by New York women, from the fight for the vote through current issues. Runs through August 5, 2018.
New York State Museum, 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY, 518-473-1299. nysm.nysed.gov. If you are up in Albany the New York State Education Department and the Office of Cultural Education have presented a large-scale exhibition, “Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial.” The exhibition will also address the nationally significant role of New York State leaders in regards to women’s rights and the feminist movement through the early 21st century. Runs until May 13, 2018.
Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY. 631-727-2881, http://suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org. “HISTORY IN THE HALL” WOMEN’S HISTORY EXHIBIT: 100 Years: Votes for New York Women (1917-2017)
When New York State women won the right to vote one hundred years ago—making 2017 the centennial of that historic civil rights victory—their success changed the national political landscape and was a critical tipping point on the road to a constitutional amendment. This exhibit celebrates the centennial by narrating the stories of Long Island women activists who dedicated themselves to the powerful grassroots movement. In their History in the Hall Gallery Until Spring 2018.