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Celebrate Women's History Month — and beyond — with these exceptional events.  Explore the history of women's suffrage and the issues women face today through art, theater, discussions, tours and more.

Upcoming Events

Women’s Voices – Multimedia Digital Installation

Women’s Voices – Multimedia Digital Installation

Featuring interviews, profiles, and biographies, Women’s Voices charts the hidden connections among exceptional and unknown women who left their mark on New York and the nation.

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Female Remedies

Female Remedies

This small but powerful installation shows how unregulated “patent medicines” were shrewdly marketed to women desperate to conform to social rules.

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Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean – Exhibition

Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean – Exhibition

A key figure in the Black Arts Movement and the feminist art movement of the 1960-70s, Saar’s distinct vision harmonizes the personal and the political.

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A Night of Suffrage Theater

A Night of Suffrage Theater

A Night of Suffrage Theater explores the stories of the battle for the 19th amendment, as written and told by up-and-coming DC playwrights, followed by a Q&A with authors Ann Timmons, Doug Bradshaw and Jennifer Schwed.

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After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet

After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet

A rich and compelling portrait of Emily Dickinson, Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent Todd Bingham, women who refused to be confined by the social mores of their era, as well as the powerful literary legacy they shared.

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Women and the Vote: Opposition to Women's Equality, from Suffrage to the ERA

Women and the Vote: Opposition to Women's Equality, from Suffrage to the ERA

National Woman's Party presents a panel discussion on the powerful forces that have come together to work against the equal protection of women under the law since the 1900s.

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Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism

Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism

The 19th-century New York City was full of women who defied those expectations—women of different classes, races, and ideologies who challenged the social expectations that attached to them because of their gender. The exhibit features photographs, garments, paintings, and prints from the Museum’s collections,

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The Hello Girls – Screening and Q&A with Executive Producer James Theres

The Hello Girls – Screening and Q&A with Executive Producer James Theres

Guest speaker James Theres to discuss his documentary “The Hello Girls,” which tells the story of 223 women sent to France during WWI to serve as telephone operators to help win the war.

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Rightfully Hers – American Women and The Vote

Rightfully Hers – American Women and The Vote

Reflecting the diversity of American women's experiences and their impact on our history, this exhibit demonstrates the dynamic involvement of American women across the spectrums of race, ethnicity, and class.

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One Half of the People

One Half of the People

Exploring women's struggles to achieve full citizenship, this nationwide, traveling exhibition will run through January 2020, and stop at more than 15 venues across the country.

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Past Events

Elaine Weiss Lecture:

Elaine Weiss Lecture: "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote"

Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, The Woman's Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War.

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National Women’s Studies Association — Annual Conference

National Women’s Studies Association — Annual Conference

Join more than more than 1,900 attendees at "Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making and the Radical Politics of Futurism," the National Women’s Studies Association annual conference showcasing the latest feminist scholarship.

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Roxane Gay in conversation with Katia D. Ulysse

Roxane Gay in conversation with Katia D. Ulysse

Award-winning author Roxane Gay and Haitian poet Katia D. Ulysse join the CUNY Graduate Center for a reading and conversation in the Critical Caribbean Feminisms series.

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Vote like Your Whole World Depended On It: The Story of the 1968 Election

Vote like Your Whole World Depended On It: The Story of the 1968 Election

This soon-to-close exhibit at the Nixon Library digs up a time capsule to reveal the 1968 presidential election, which capped one the most divisive, colorful and consequential years in American history.

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Native American Stories Family Day

Native American Stories Family Day

Learn more about Native Americans, and their relationships with the United States. Decipher Navajo code, create a storyboard for a movie on athlete Jim Thorpe, understand treaties, and more.

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Centennial Book Talk

Centennial Book Talk

Centennial Book Talk with authors of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics — Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore.

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75 Stories, 75 Years

75 Stories, 75 Years

View the remarkable collection of objects at the Radcliffe Institute, that tell 75 stories—harrowing, heartbreaking, pathbreaking, brave—about women’s lives and about the history of the Schlesinger Library itself.

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Racing into the Sky: The Women Who Broke the Original Glass Ceiling

Racing into the Sky: The Women Who Broke the Original Glass Ceiling

Drawing on his new book, Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History, author Keith O’Brien recalls women who banded together to break the original glass ceiling.

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Schlesinger Library 75th Anniversary Celebration: A Performance and Panel Discussion

Schlesinger Library 75th Anniversary Celebration: A Performance and Panel Discussion

"The Suffragists – The Young are at the Gates", a Schlesinger Library 75th Anniversary Event.

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Catch the Wave: Voter Discontent During Wave Elections

Catch the Wave: Voter Discontent During Wave Elections

A panel of former Senators and Representatives discuss past elections and the November midterms.

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Communications Week 2018: Power of the Pack

Communications Week 2018: Power of the Pack

Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient and the creator of The Girls’ Lounge, discusses the value of embracing our feminine characteristics — and how standing out is part of succeeding.

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Collecting the Women’s Marches

Collecting the Women’s Marches

Collecting the Women’s Marches highlights some of the political and visual themes — and behind-the-scenes efforts — of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington. View a range of artifacts, including signs, sashes, pussyhats, and colorful props, as well as a display of protest clothing by Olek (Agata Oleksiak).

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The 2018 Suffragist City Parade

The 2018 Suffragist City Parade

Sponsored by the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, the Parade celebrates our heritage, encourages full participation in our democracy, and inspires us to continue the work for liberty, equality, and justice for all humanity.

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Shelter Island Historical Society

Shelter Island Historical Society

Journalist and author Brooke Kroeger to give a talk on her book: The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote, the story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women gain the right to vote.

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Centennial Book Talk with Rebecca Roberts

Centennial Book Talk with Rebecca Roberts

Join the National Woman’s Party at East City Bookshop for the Centennial Book Talk featuring Rebecca Boggs Roberts, author of Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Right to Vote.

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Votes for Women! A Reading & Discussion Program

Votes for Women! A Reading & Discussion Program

This series will increase knowledge about the historical struggle for women's suffrage, and hopefully also increase awareness of our current need to be involved and to use our privilege to vote today. The Galway Public Library hopes that this series will inspire people to be more active in their communities.

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In Their Footsteps: Woman Suffrage Walking Tour

In Their Footsteps: Woman Suffrage Walking Tour

Follow the route of the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession through DC and gain an understanding of the suffragist struggle for equality and the right to vote.

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Convention Days, Seneca Falls

Convention Days, Seneca Falls

Join the Farmington Meeting House in commemorating the 170th Anniversary of the first Women's Rights Convention!

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Women’s Suffrage in Lake Placid – Exhibit

Women’s Suffrage in Lake Placid – Exhibit

Celebrate the Suffrage Centennial and explore local women who pushed societal norms and whose contributions created a lasting impact on Lake Placid.

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Citizen Engagement in America’s History

Citizen Engagement in America’s History

A cross-generational and bipartisan discussion about how citizen movements have influenced—or failed to influence—policymakers. From civil rights marches to student activism in the social media age, citizen activists will join a panel with former members of Congress who will discuss how, in their careers on Capitol Hill, citizens changed their thinking on specific topics.

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Spiritualists, Suffragists, & Other Nasty Women of the Mid-19th Century

Spiritualists, Suffragists, & Other Nasty Women of the Mid-19th Century

Dr. Amy Lehman, author of Theatre of Trance: Mediums, Spiritualists and Mesmerists in Performance, discusses the transformative possibilities of the spiritualist theatre, and how the performances allowed Victorian women to speak, act, and create outside the boundaries of their restricted social and psychological roles.

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2018 Women Making History Awards

2018 Women Making History Awards

The Women Making History Awards supports the National Women's History Museum's initiative to educate children and adults about the distinctive contributions American women have made and raise awareness about the critical need for a national women's history museum on the National Mall.

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Women’s Suffrage and New York City – A Centennial Celebration

Women’s Suffrage and New York City – A Centennial Celebration

The Bronx County Historical Society and The Woodlawn Cemetery host panel discussions showcasing the efforts of women throughout the 19th-21st centuries, and defining how the legacies of women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Nellie Bly paved the way for the opportunities women have today.

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Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial

Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial

Votes for Women celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State and raises public awareness of the struggle for women’s suffrage and equal rights in New York State from the 1848 Seneca Falls Conven­tion through 1917.

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Funding Feminism: Following the Money in the Woman Suffrage Movement.

Funding Feminism: Following the Money in the Woman Suffrage Movement.

Based on her book, Funding Feminism, Dr. Joan Marie Johnson, examines how a group of affluent white women from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advanced the status of all women through acts of philanthropy.

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The New York State Women’s Suffrage Movement

The New York State Women’s Suffrage Movement

Dr. Susan Goodier and Dr. Karen Pastorello discuss the New York State women’s suffrage movement, and the leaders who were in the vanguard of the movement.

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We Can Do It! American Women in History

We Can Do It! American Women in History

Join the National Archives and Bright Star Touring Theater in an inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable American women — from Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Sacajawea and Susan B. Anthony.

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The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North

The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North

In this intriguing book, history professor and author Hendrik Hartog explores the statutes, situations, and conflicts that helped produce a regime where slavery was usually but not always legal, and where a supposedly enslaved person may or may not have been legally free.

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The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins

The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins

Speaker Kirstin Downey, author of the book The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, discusses the extraordinary life Frances Perkins, one of the most influential women of the twentieth century.

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Book Talk with Liza Mundy: Code Girls

Book Talk with Liza Mundy: Code Girls

Author Liza Mundy discusses her new book Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II, which documents the work of thousands of female American codebreakers during World War II.

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Tea with Alice (Paul) and Me

Tea with Alice (Paul) and Me

Join Zoe Nicholson for her one-woman performance of "Tea with Alice and Me", an homage to the "brilliant, strategic, relentless champion of equality" — Alice Paul.

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Women Voted in New York Before Columbus

Women Voted in New York Before Columbus

Dr. Sally Roesch-Wagner discusses the Haudenosaunee women of New York and their equal rights society that influenced the early suffragists.

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It's My Party

It's My Party

Join Pipeline Playwrights at Metro Stage for a stage reading of "It's My Party!", Ann Timmons' play about the colliding factions of the Suffrage Movement in their fight for the 19th Amendment.

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Open House: Belmont-Paul Monument and the National Woman's Party

Open House: Belmont-Paul Monument and the National Woman's Party

Join the National Woman's Party for an open house at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. The Day will include presentations by historic interpreters offering a glimpse into the people and moments from the women’s equality movement.

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A City Made by Women Symposium at the Museum of the City of New York

A City Made by Women Symposium at the Museum of the City of New York

Hear a keynote from Teen Vogue’s executive editor Samhita Mukhopadhyay followed by a conversation with leading writers and scholars illuminating the essential but little-known stories of New York City’s feminist trailblazers and their struggles and triumphs over the last century.

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Nevertheless, She Persisted

Nevertheless, She Persisted

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women – Luncheon and Program initiative by The National Women’s History Project.

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Centennial Celebration of UK Women’s Suffrage

Centennial Celebration of UK Women’s Suffrage

Join the Museum of London for numerous exhibits, including Votes for Women and Shades of Suffragette Militancy; The Suffragette Legacy: a Panel discussion; Women’s Movement, a walking tour; and London on Wheels: a Suffrage Story, a bus tour.

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Womanhouse

Womanhouse

Inspired by the landmark 1972 project “Womanhouse” and featuring works by 36 global artists, “Women House” challenges conventional ideas about gender and the domestic space.

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Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Women and Politics in New York

Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Women and Politics in New York

Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Women and Politics in New York, an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, examines how the vote revolutionized women’s ability to bring about change inside and outside government.

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