Friday, August 24, 2018

Women’s Equality Day Commemoration In Plattsburgh

A Women’s Equality Day Commemoration has been set for Sunday, August 26, from noon to 4 pm at the Clinton County Historical Association, located at 98 Ohio Avenue, in Plattsburgh.

August 26 was set-aside in 1971 as an annual event to celebrate the August 26, 1920, adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The Commemoration’s goal is to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality and to commemorate the work and sacrifices made by women during the suffrage movement.

The Clinton County Suffrage Story is currently on exhibit at the Clinton County Historical Association Museum and part of the Museum’s effort to bring awareness to the dedicated suffragist movement and to reflect the length and breadth of the movement locally, statewide and nationally.

The Sunday Program will include guided tours of the Clinton County Suffrage Story Exhibit from noon to 3:30 pm, and
a series of videos and ‘shorts’ about the suffrage movement including “Forward Into the Light,” a documentary of the life of American Icon Inez Milholland will be played from 1 to 4 pm. Discussions will follow each film.

This program, free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Clinton County Historical Association and the League of Women Voters.

For more information, visit the Clinton County Historical Association’s website.

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