HF-M meeting to feature Suffragists

The October 5th meeting of the Honeoye Falls – Mendon Historical Society will feature Christine Ridarsky.  Christine’s topic will be “Suffragists in Every Town and County ; How New York Women Won the Vote”.

As New York celebrates the 100th anniversary of its woman suffrage amendment in 2017, this talk will shed light on some of the movement’s hidden foot soldiers and explore the strategies and tactics that they and their leaders used in their long battle – from the first woman’s convention in Seneca Falls in 1848 to passage of the state’s woman suffrage amendment in 1917.

Ridarsky is the City of Rochester Historian.  She has a Master’s Degree in American History from the College at Brockport and has completed work toward a PhD at the University of Rochester.  She is co-editor of Susan B. Anthony & the Struggle foe Equal Rights.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 PM on Thursday, October 5th at the Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main Street, Honeoye Falls.  This facility is handicapped accessible.  The meeting is open to the public.  For information call 624-5655.

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