Educator Evening: Beyond Suffrage

When: Wednesday, October 25, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Price: Free with RSVP
Women's March sign by Rene Lynch, 2017.
Women's March sign by Rene Lynch, 2017.

Join curator Dr. Sarah Seidman and featured artist Elizabeth Hamby for a guided tour of the exhibition Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics and discover over 100 years of women’s political activism in New York City.

Beginning with the long battle for women’s voting rights that culminated in the 1917 statewide and 1920 national right to vote, the exhibition highlights women at the center of New York’s politics through the 20th century and into our own times.

Featuring a diverse range of activists – both familiar and lesser-known – the exhibition examines how women have navigated New York politics, often working behind the scenes for causes like health, labor, and good government. Learn about the central role of New York in the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, and continued campaigns for women’s political power and grassroots mobilizations that demand equal gender rights today.

After the tour, continue the learning with a primary source workshop focusing on the theme of Conflict and Compromise in women’s political history.

Educator Evenings offer teachers in-depth looks at new exhibitions. These evenings are free and open to all.

The Museum is CTLE certified. Participation in this program provides 1.5 hours CTLE hours for the tour, and an additional 1 CTLE hour for the optional workshop.

Questions? Call us at 917.492.3356 or email



Programs in conjunction with Activist New York and Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Women and Politics in New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation

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