Rochester Celebrates 100 Years of Woman Suffrage in New York

Woman Suffrage poster 

Thoughout 2017, Rochester will celebrate 100 years of Woman Suffrage in New York and the role Susan B. Anthony and the Rochester community played in this historic achievement.

For more information about programs and a full schedule of events happening throughout the region commemorating New York’s Woman Suffrage Centennial, visit rocsuffrage.org 

Mayor Warren Unveils New Installations in Honor of Woman Suffrage Centennial

(Monday, May 8, 2017) –  Mayor Lovely A. Warren joined Kate Bennett, President, Rochester Museum & Science Center and Deborah Hughes, President/CEO, National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House to unveil new banners, cutouts and a life-size postcard installation at the City of Rochester Public Market to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in New York.  Learn more>> 

Election Day Pilgrimage
 

On Election Day 2016, thousands made a pilgrimage to visit the grave of leading suffragist, Susan B. Anthony, to celebrate the promise of a woman being elected as president of the United States, for the first time in history. In this short film, Bill Schwappacher in the City’s Communications Bureau captures a remarkable day of hope, reflection and solidarity.

View a photo gallery from that day here.