New York State Women's History

The History of Woman Suffrage in New York

New York State was key to the national movement for women’s suffrage. From Seneca Falls to New York City’s Lower East Side, from Buffalo to Brooklyn, from Canton to Cattaraugus, people in New York State were leaders in the woman suffrage movement from 1848 until 1917 when suffrage was legalized in New York State and on to 1920 when the federal government passed the 19th amendment.

This website pays tribute to those who worked diligently against nearly insurmountable odds to provide New York State women the right to vote.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2017 New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference


The Women’s Rights and Heritage Committee of the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network

Wants you to 


SAVE THE DATE


Saturday, November 4, 2017


New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference


New York State Archives Partnership Trust


Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY

Program, reservations and additional information available April 2017


474 Snell Road – Geneva, NY 14456 – 315.521.3985 – www.nychtn.com

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Suffrage Tent
The Suffrage tent at the Suffolk County Fair at Riverhead, L I, NY was a place for child care. In 1913, Suffragists could go about campaigning for women’s rights confident their children were well cared for in the Suffrage tent.