Beginning with Quaker Slocum Howland, the Howland family of Aurora, New York fought for abolition and woman suffrage. Women in the family worked to educate the formerly enslaved, established libraries, and advocated for suffrage. Isabel Howland served as secretary of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association and saved posters and other ephemera from the suffrage campaign. Marilyn Post will show how these graphic posters tell the story of the years of effort to gain the vote in 1919.
Marilyn Post is a current board member of the Howland Stone Store Museum in Aurora. She is actively working with the museum on restoring Isabel Howland's home, Opendore, to better preserve and display suffrage materials. She has been a docent at the Everson Museum in Syracuse for many years. More storyteller than historian, Ms. Post enjoys discovering the relationships between the people who worked for abolition and suffrage through the Howland collection.