Suffrage Exhibit on Display at Geneva History Museum
543 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 789-5151
Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
The long journey to universal suffrage traveled through towns across the United States but Geneva was more than an average town. Well-connected social reformers made the city a center of woman suffrage activity for Ontario County and the region. “Good Results Have Followed”: the Women’s Rights Movement in Geneva 1848-2017 examines the work of local activists like Elizabeth Smith Miller and Anne Fitzhugh Miller and their formation of the Geneva Political Equality Club in 1897. It covers the city’s connections to national luminaries like Susan B. Anthony and Anna Howard Shaw, the struggle leading up to universal suffrage in the state in 1917, and the development of local women political leaders and activism to the present day.
“Good Results Have Followed” is now open and will remain up through May 31, 2017.