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Sharing Women’s History in the Hudson River Valley

February 21, 2020 2:42 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

Sharing Women's History in the Hudson Valley

Eleanor Roosevelt holding a press conference. Eleanor Roosevelt was the first First Lady to hold a press conference. By the end, she had held 348 press conferences as First Lady! NPS Photo

As the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment approaches, the National Park Service is preparing to commemorate the story of the struggle for women’s suffrage nationwide. This story is complex and interwoven with issues of civil and political rights for all Americans. We are holding an event to explore how historic sites and cultural organizations within and around the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area can work together to share the many facets of this multi-layered story with the public. 

Hike to from New York City to Albany, New York led by suffragist leader, "General" Rosalie Jones [January 1, 1914]. Photo: George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress.


local partners within and adjacent to the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HURV) to share commemoration plans and facilitate collaboration.


a richer narrative of suffrage history within the region by weaving together sites that represent different parts of the story.


National Park Service resources and projects available for partner use.

Please RSVP for the event!

To RSVP, contact Rebecca Flemer at rebecca_flemer@partner.nps.gov or call (267) 670-1338. Please let us know your phone number, any dietary restrictions and how you heard about the event.

Learn more: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/womenshistory/19th-amendment.htm

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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