Postponed until May 20th - GPL Local History Series: Leading Suffragists and New Rochelle
Three prominent suffragists had distinct ties to Westchester County. New Rochelle was home to Lucretia Mott, who conducted the Seneca Falls Convention with Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Susan B. Anthony, who led the movement through tumultuous decades; and Carrie Chapman Catt, who took the gavel from Ms. Anthony and ensured the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. Hear about the perseverance and brilliance of these women and others, in an illustrated presentation by Barbara Davis, New Rochelle’s City Historian.
No registration required.
Barbara Davis Bio
Barbara Davis has been served as Community Relations Coordinator for the New Rochelle Public Library since 2004. Her key responsibilities involve the design, management and publicity of the library’s 2,000+ programs, exhibits, classes and services. Taking on the duties of New Rochelle’s city historian in 2001, Barbara has since promoted the extraordinary history of the great city by conducting numerous presentations and tours for schools and organizations and responding to over 1,000 formal history inquiries a year. Barbara has chaired the County of Westchester’s Historic Preservation Advisory Committee for nearly 15 years. She is a past president and trustee of the Westchester County Historical Society and was the recipient of the Sy Schulman Award in 2015.
- Wednesday, March 18, 2020
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm
- Multipurpose Room