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Virtual Gallery Tour: Orangetown Suffragist

2021-05-19 Otown Suffragist Image
May 19, 2021 —May 20, 2021

The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for

Orangetown Suffragist
A Virtual Gallery Tour of the Orangetown Museum

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 3:00 PM, and Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:00 PM

Where: ZOOM – Online (Zoom link provided with your confirmed reservation)

Admission: $FREE or $10 (It's your choice, but we sure would appreciate your additional support during these difficult COVID-19 days!)

American women fought for more than seven decades to earn the right to vote. During that time, they organized, lectured, petitioned, lobbied, paraded, picketed and went to jail for daring to support suffrage. The movement questioned the country’s commitment to democracy, highlighted persistent racial and class tensions and challenged domestic relationships. It shaped the individuals involved in the struggle, at times demanding enormous sacrifice.

"Orangetown Suffragist," the Suffrage Centennial exhibition at the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives, honors the women of Orangetown who were engaged in this national movement. Curator Elizabeth Skrabonja provides an online virtual tour of this outstanding exhibition, highlighting original objects and photographs on display and discussing the legacy Orangetown's activist women have left for us that promotes the advancement of women and girls in our community today.

"Orangetown Suffragist" at the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives, 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg, is 
open to the public on Tuesdays & Fridays from 10 am to 2 on and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a maximum of six visitors are permitted in the gallery at a time, and face masks/coverings must be worn. Admission is free; donations are welcome. The exhibition will remain at the museum through this fall. For information, call (845) 398-1302 or email [email protected].


This program is co-produced by the Historical Society of Rockland County and the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives. Donations are welcome and benefit both organizations.

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE FOR THIS ONLINE PRESENTATION, CLICK ON THE EVENTBRITE LOGO:

 

Or email us at 
[email protected] history

Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY  10956

Phone: (845) 634-9629

Please note: Space is limited for this online program. Reservations are required. A waiting list will be compiled, and available spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York. 
www.RocklandHistory.org.


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