The Ticonderoga Historical Society will present a free public program on Friday, August 28 at 6 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. “The Suffrage Centennial: Trial and Triumph” will highlight the struggle to provide women the right to vote.
“The long road to suffrage culminated in the passage of the 19th amendment on August 19, 1920,” said THS Managing Director Diane O’Connor. “It began here in New York and the Adirondacks were very important to the success of suffrage. We understand the constraints of presenting programs this summer, but ultimately we felt that it was important not to ignore this important commemoration.”
O’Connor noted that during August, Ticonderoga Historical Society has been part of Suffrage Centennial celebration programs with Silver Bay YMCA, Schroon North Hudson Historical Society and Crown Point Historic Site. “These programs have all been well received by those attending and this is fine opportunity to safely gather and learn more about the sacrifices made in order to achieve suffrage,” she said.
The program will be held outdoors and is cancelled in the event of rain. Program attendance will be limited to 35 and reservations are required. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and masks are required. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. Reservations may be made by calling the Hancock House at 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.