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LILRC Traveling Exhibits

LILRC Member Institutions can borrow a traveling exhibit for a one month period.  The exhibits available are listed below.

Contact Mona Boyd  for questions about borrowing an exhibit at or 631-675-1570.

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See the Traveling Exhibit Calendar

Ellis Island Building Postcard
Ellis Island Building. New York (ca. 1915) . Courtesy of the Freeport Historical Society & Museum.

Immigration in New York State, 1650-1950

This exhibit focuses on historic immigration to New York State from 1650 to 1950.  Our story begins with the arrival of Dutch settlers and continues through the end of the World Wars. 

women's suffrage poster
We are ready to Work beside you/Fight beside you and/Die beside you - Let Us Vote Beside You/Vote for Woman Suffrage November 6th," 1917. Courtesy of the New York State Library.

Recognizing Women's Right to Vote in New York State

On November 6, 1917, women won the right to vote in New York State. This occured nearly seventy years after women organized to demand their right to vote at the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. in 1848. Women organized into conventions, parades, and marches and drew attention to their cause with posters, pamphlets, buttons, signs, postcards, and songs. Many women throughout New York State sought their rights in a wide variety of ways, privately and publicly, by attempting to vote and staging protests over the decades.

Erie Canal map
1817 map of the route for the Erie Canal as proposed by the New York Canal Commissioners. Courtesy of Archives at SUNY Fredonia and the Empire State Digital Network.

Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal

This 4-panel display is now available for travel to libraries in our region. Take advantage of the opportunity to host this exhibit in your library for four weeks. "Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal" was curated by Heidi Ziemer and Dan Ward of the Western NY Library Resources Council (WNYLRC), a member of the Empire State Library Network (ESLN), and funded by a Humanities New York Action Grant.

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Phone: (631) 675-1570

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