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Annual Gerrit Smith Birthday Commemoration
March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$1
Gerrit Smith author Norman K. Dann PhD describes the Smith Family Women Reformers, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Elizabeth Smith Miller, pressing their legacy to vote. Matthew Urtz, Madison County Historian, presents a PowerPoint of images and charts to demonstrate the suffragist and anti-suffragist movements in Madison County. David Holmes will provide statistics on voters in the county by age and gender demonstrating the gap for females to close. Laura Costello, Madison County Board of Elections, will explain the new pre-registration laws for teens, and encourage young women to register at her table. The event will launch TEENAGE SUFFRAGISTS, an effort to have 100 teens registered by July 4th to march as a suffragist in parade in Hamilton in an outfit and a provided sash. Jody Luce, the Tailor of Peterboro, will provide a demonstration on how to inexpensively dress like a suffragist.The afternoon ends with a Women’s Walk at the Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark.