Historic New York Suffragists

Margaret Fuller is included in the list of Historic New York Suffragists on the New York State website: http://www.ny.gov/programs/new-york-state-womens-suffrage-commission

The 100th Anniversary Celebration has begun at the State Capitol in Albany with Women’s History Month including Marguerite Kearn’s grandmother’s Suffrage Wagon from Long Island.

Information on the upcoming exhibition,  Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial, opening November 4, 2017 through May 13, 2018 at the NY State Museum in Albany is at http://www.nysm.nysed.gov.

I hope that you can take part in and enjoy these historic events.

The Network’s Women’s Suffrage History Conference November 4, 2017

We are considering and preparing the programming for the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network’s Women’s Suffrage History Conference scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the State Museum in Albany. It is an exciting time as NYS celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote this year and plans programs and events. All of this is working toward the National Celebration in 2020.

This same day, the NY State Museum is planning the opening reception of the 100th Anniversary Women’s Suffrage exhibition that evening. I will keep you all posted about these events.

The four historic sites of Margaret Fuller in New York State have been added to the Network’s Women’s History Trail Sites at http://www.nywomenshistory.com.

“Walt and the Butterfly” sculpture commissioned by SGI (Sokka Gakki International) President Daisaku Ikeda and dedicated at the Walt Whitman Birthplace

Ted Hallman in his Walt Whitman hat with his favorite portrait of Walt in the enclosed Whitman Birthplace garden.

Walt Whitman’s Birthplace above was part of the Whitman’s 60 acre farm, which had developed from the original 520 acre Whitman family parcel. There was such a peace and serenity here in the midst of the surrounding urban center.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton speaking at National Women’s Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY in October

While attending the Network’s 2nd Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference, I “met” Elizabeth Cady Stanton first at her home in Seneca Falls, then later that evening while touring the National Women’s Historical Park. She told me that she would have chosen Margaret Fuller to convene the first National Women’s Rights Conference if she had still been alive when I gave her a copy of Margaret’s “Woman in the Nineteenth Century.”