Crossroads of Rockland History: Orangetown Suffragist

2020-04 Crossroads-Otown Women
Orangetown Suffragist
The program originally aired on April 20, 2020. To listen, click here.

The Orangetown Historical Museum & Archive had planned to open a new exhibition, “Orangetown Suffragist,” on April 19. Although the opening had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Clare Sheridan interviewed Orangetown Historian Mary Cardenas and Orangetown Museum Curator Elizabeth Skrabonja about their efforts to research the fight Orangetown women undertook to win the right to vote. We discussed the fascinating women's suffrage movement within the context of how women lived and were perceived at the time and the legacy that lives on today in Orangetown as we celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage.


Learn more about the Orangetown Historical Museum and Archive here:  https://www.orangetownmuseum.com

Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Steve and Jeff morning show, on WRCR radio 1700AM and 
www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month.

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.


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