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New York State Women won the right to vote in 1917, setting the pace for women in all states, who gained voting rights in 1920. The Clinton County Suffrage exhibit recounts the battles fought at the national, state and county levels beginning in 1848.

The exhibit is accompanied by a booklet that tells the County story in detail and portrays the lives of five local women who helped turn the tide. A supporting exhibit recognizes the impact of the Native American Women on the Suffrage Movement. Items from the museum’s textile and Native American collection highlight the exhibit.

The Clinton County Woman Suffrage Story begins with a visit from Susan B. Anthony but many well-known State and National Suffragists visited Clinton County from 1848 to 1917.

Native American Women provided the inspiration for the Woman Suffrage Movement.