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Women’s History Month Celebration The North Shore Historical Museum will hold a reception celebrating the New York Suffrage Centennial and honoring Women’s History Month, on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7pm, 140 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY. (The Marguerite and Joseph Suozzi building). In addition to items on display from the Long Island Woman Suffrage […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today - February 20, 1917

One Hundred Years Ago Today – February 20, 1917

On February 20, 1917 the New York State Assembly took the first step towards assuring the suffrage amendment would be on the ballot for the fall election by adopting the resolution 124 to 10 votes. That tossed the ball into the court of the State Senate who assured suffragists it would be “reported favorably.” True to its […]

Join Us for a Women's History Month Reception!

Join Us for a Women’s History Month Reception!

Suffragist of the Month - February, 2017

Suffragist of the Month – February, 2017

Katherine Houghton Hepburn, 1878 – 1951 The name Katherine Hepburn usually calls to mind the famous red-headed actress, star of stage and screen who defied contemporary mores and lived life on her own terms. But before her there was another head-strong, fiery-tempered Katherine Hepburn whose passion for equality improved the lives of, not just her […]

Salute to the Marchers of January 2017!

We applaud all who are marching today, both in person and in spirit. It is so gratifying to see a peaceful demonstration, not against anyone or thing, but for peace, equality, and freedom of speech. They march in the spirit of their suffrage ancestors, literally in their footsteps. Our good friend Marguerite Kearns of the Suffrage […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today, January 19, 1917

One Hundred Years Ago Today, January 19, 1917

It seems the suffrage leaders in my home town of Glen Cove, Long Island, were busy on this day in 1917.  The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the first anniversary luncheon of the Glen Cove Equal Suffrage Club was celebrated at Pembroke, a lovely estate on Red Spring Lane, then the home of industrialist Joseph DeLamar, and now […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today - January 10, 1917

One Hundred Years Ago Today – January 10, 1917

  On a cold, blustery January morning in Washington, DC, a dozen otherwise-ordinary women – housewives, secretaries, teachers – left families and comfort zones, defied traditions and customs, and literally changed the world. Before anyone could notice or stop them they had positioned themselves along the gates of the White House, the seat of power […]

Suffragist of the Month – January, 2017

Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, 1853 – 1933 Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was unarguably the most outspoken and controversial advocate for suffrage that the cause itself had ever seen. Some liked her; most respected her; many loathed and avoided her at all cost. But Alva was fearless and loyal, and was not afraid to spend enormous sums of […]

One Hundred Years Ago Tomorrow

“Christmas Day this year will be the 100th anniversary of a huge memorial service on Capitol Hill for Inez Milholland Boissevain, a New Yorker who died on Nov. 25, 1916. Her death played a crucial role in the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.” Thus begins an excellent article published […]

“Senior Moments” Helps Tell Our Story

Nina and Stu Held are good friends who produce a radio program entitled “Senior Moments” for the Glen Cove Senior Center in my home town of Glen Cove, NY. I was a guest on their show yesterday; the interview will be broadcast next Tuesday, December 20, at noon, on WCWP 88.1FM. It will also be streamed at the […]

Suffragist of the Month - December, 2016

Suffragist of the Month – December, 2016

Edna Buckman Kearns, 1882 – 1934 No work illustrates the effectiveness of a grass roots campaign as well as that of Edna Buckman Kearns. Not only did Edna labor to bring the campaign for woman suffrage to all Long Islanders via her work as editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, she also passed on the suffrage fervor […]

Suffragist of the Month, November 2016

Suffragist of the Month, November 2016

Florence Gibb Pratt, 1872 – 1935 Florence Gibb was born in Brooklyn, on November 3, 1872, into what would be a family of eleven children. Her father John Gibb had emigrated from Scotland, and was a wealthy merchant who imported lace and upholstery. Her mother, Harriet Balsdon, was born in England and died when Florence […]

Voters Gather at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave in Rochester

Voters Gather at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave in Rochester

Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY is usually a quiet, reflective place. But on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Mount Hope Cemetery was anything but quiet, as hundreds of people made their way up the cobbled path to pay their respects to one of its most famous residents, Susan B. Anthony. Susan B. Anthony worked her […]

Long Island Woman Suffrage Centennial Conference a Huge Success

Long Island Woman Suffrage Centennial Conference a Huge Success

  The Long Island Woman Suffrage Centennial Conference held yesterday, November 5, was a huge success.  Over forty people – teachers, historians, members of the League of Women Voters, and those just interested in celebrating the triumph of woman suffrage – met at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Center in Huntington Station to listen to speakers, […]

Over Ninety-Year-Olds Very Excited About Voting for Clinton

No matter your political leaning, it is gratifying to read this story about women who were born either before women could vote, or whose Mothers were born before women won that right.  Check out this poignant article from the San Diego Union-Tribune. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-woman-born-before-suffrage-era-vote-for-clinton-20161028-htmlstory.html