Saturday, April 18th - Opening of “Orangetown Suffragist” Exhibit (Members Only)

The Friends of the Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives invites our members to the opening of our 2020 exhibition, Orangetown Suffragist. Join us for the afternoon as we learn about the fight of American women to get the right to vote on the Orangetown front. See this fascinating movement within the context of how women lived and were perceived at the time as we celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage.

At the DePew House.2-4pm. Admission free; donations graciously accepted.

 

 

Sunday, April 19th through November - “Orangetown Suffragist” Annual Exhibit

The fight of American women to get the right to vote was fought on many fronts - including our own, here in Orangetown. Learn about this fascinating movement within the context of how women lived and were perceived at the time as we celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage.

At the DePew House.

Exhibit opens to the public on April 19th, and will run till November on Sundays (1-4) Tuesdays and Fridays (10-2). Admission free; donations graciously accepted.

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Friday, April 24th - Fourth Annual Wine, Cheese, Poetry & Music Night with the Orangeburg Library Celebrating National Poetry Month    

Celebrate National Poetry Month and our new exhibit “Orangetown Suffragist,'' honoring the women of Orangetown and celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage.

Co-hosted with Orangeburg Library. April 24th from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Admission free; suggested donation of $5.

Musical Performance by solo artist Katie Pearlman

Reading by Orangetown’s Poet Laureate Rosemarie Raccioppi

 

 

Tuesday, April 28th - Women’s Suffrage Debate with Dominican College   

When the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, did everyone agree with it? Why did some women wear yellow roses, and others wore red? Join us on April 28th as we watch the Dominican College Debate Team make arguments for and against women’s suffrage.

At the Orangetown Town Hall Courtroom, Room 1.

2-5pm. Admission free; donations graciously accepted.

 

 

Sunday, May 3rd - Lecture: Pickets and Persistence: American Women’s Fight to Win the Vote, given by storyteller Carol Levin and co-hosted with the Orangeburg Library

 Living History Presenter Carol Simon Levin portrays Jeannette Rankin, America’s first female member of Congress, telling the intertwined stories of women’s suffrage activism, war service, and the political calculus that finally brought the support of President Wilson, the U.S. Congress, and state legislatures to achieve passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

Co-hosted with the Orangeburg Library. At the Orangeburg Library. 2pm.

Admission free; donations graciously accepted.