Votes for Women! Reading and Discussion Series

Sponsored by Humanities New York, the Howland Stone Store Museum will facilitate six sessions on the history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in New York and the nation. We will utilize resources provided by Humanities NY and our own archives, interspersing material on Sherwood’s important contributions to the Movement. The group will be facilitated by Linda Post Van Buskirk. HSSM docents and staff are encouraged to attend in preparation for the 2023 season.

The second session will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, February 19, at Opendore. Zoom participation will also be offered to those who register in advance. Email event@howlandstonestore.org for the Zoom link. In preparation, participants are asked to read:

Reading materials: To receive a copy of reading materials, contact Marilyn Post at madeline4394@gmail.com or 315-478-1800.

From then on, we will meet every three weeks at the same time, or at a time mutually agreed upon. Subsequent books will be supplied on loan by Humanities New York. Book selections include history, biography, and fiction and consider African American suffragists and women of varied social standing.


February 19

Read: Sally McMillen, Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women’s Rights Movement

Read introduction and chapter 1:  Jean H. Baker, Votes for Women: The Struggle for Suffrage Revisited


March 12

Read: Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850–1920

Read chapter 2 of Votes for Women


April 2

Read: Lori D. Ginzberg, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life

Read chapter 3 of Votes for Women


April 23

Read: Marge Piercy, Sex Wars: A Novel of Gilded Age New York

Read chapter 4 of Votes for Women


May 14

Read: Mary Walton, A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot

Read chapters 5 – 6 of Votes for Women


Apr 02 2023


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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