Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association’

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

NYC “Suffs” musical has historical roots in Johnstown and Saratoga

Elizabeth Cady Johnson statue in Johnstown, NY

My friend had 3 tickets to see “Suffs” in NYC. One person had a conflict, so I was able to go! “Suffs” is a musical about the suffragette movement–women fighting for equal rights and the right to vote. We took a bus from Latham, organized by the Saratoga League of Women Voters. During the trip, Women’s Rights Awareness Campaign Chair Patricia Nugent spoke to us about the Equal Rights Amendment, which women have been working to get passed for 100 years. Many people think it has been ratified at the federal level, but it still has not. We were reminded to “turn the ballot,” as many people forget that amendments are on the back.

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Sunday, March 24, 2024

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Assoc. offers walking tour through Johnstown

Johnstown, NY – To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association (ECSHA) has installed an educational poster campaign on Main Street in Johnstown. The campaign celebrates some of Fulton County’s trailblazing women of the past and present.  Those with the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association also encourage all to take part in a 1-mile (about 1 hour) walking tour through historic Johnstown. Use the map on the Walking Tour card (click here) or pick up a rack card at the Sunshine Shoppe or the tourist kiosk at Sir William Johnson Park.

“Of course we like to celebrate Elizabeth, Molly Brandt, and Rose Knox this month, but we  have so many female firsts in Fulton County; we wanted to honor some of our current trailblazers as well,” stated Bonnie Valachovic, ECSHA Board Member.

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