Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday the opening of the Women's History Month exhibit in the New York State Capitol. The exhibit highlights 25 New York women and century of progress since the 1917 victory of women's suffrage in New York.
The exhibit, "1918: The New Day for New York Women," honors and identifies the contributions made by New York women pioneers and trailblazers. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul revealed the exhibit today in the state capitol.
"New York has a long and rich history of fighting for women's rights, from Seneca Falls to Broome County's own 'Ladies of Lisle,'" said Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Member of the Suffrage Commission Advisory Board. "Florence Chauncey and 244 other women were the first to cast their ballots on January 5, 1918 after the suffrage amendment passed in 1917. I am proud and honored to work with other inspiring women as we honor and build on the legacy of these brave suffragists."
The exhibit will be on display in the East Gallery off of the War Room in the New York State Capitol in Albany for the month of March.