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.
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.
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.