Join us July 31st for THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL AUTO TOUR kick-off event at the Clinton County Historical Association, 98 Ohio Avenue. The tour commemorates and celebrates the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1920 and recognizes and demonstrates the many ways women fought for the right to vote prior to 1920. Special attention is given to hometown and national heroes throughout the 4-weekend event. Event details are available on the website champlainvalleywomen.com and on the Facebook page Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial Auto Tour. All events are free and open to the public.
The Auto Tour Commemoration opening event begins at 10 am at 98 Ohio Avenue and will include speeches by Susan B Anthony and three Clinton County suffragists. County suffragists, Marian Inman Parkhurst, Hannah Straight Lansing and Harriet Dudley Bell, made their mark on their community and New York State with their commitment to woman suffrage. Displays will tell the local and state suffrage story with a special exhibit by Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership. Suffragists will leave in vintage cars for the North Star Museum at noon. Funding for this project came from a 2020 Making of Nations Interpretive Theme Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.
Contact: Helen Nerska, 518-561-0340, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.