The Battle for the Ballot: The Centennial of Women's Suffrage in New York

Saturdays and Sundays, July 8–October 1, 2017, 12–6 pm

Every Saturday and Sunday between
July 8–October 1, 2017, 12–6 pm

Note: This exhibition is on view at House 18 in Nolan Park on Governors Island

The New-York Historical Society presents a brand new teen-curated satellite exhibition on historic Governors Island to mark the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in New York State. Through reproductions of works of art and historic artifacts, visitors will learn how the women’s suffrage movement developed from the monumental Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to the parades, protests, and coalition-building that won women the vote in 1917 and continues to influence political organizing today. 

The Battle for the Ballot is our fifth annual satellite exhibition curated and staffed by specially trained Teen Leaders hosted on historic Governors Island. Family friendly programming will be offered every weekend at Building 18 in Nolan Park. The exhibition is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, July 8–October 1, 2017, 12–6 pm. Free admission for all. 

Exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


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