In honor of the centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State we are introducing a new public program to celebrate this important period of history.
This “reading and discussion” program will allow participants to come together and share their various perspectives on the texts being read.
Four selected texts will serve as a catalyst for discussions regarding cultural understanding, civic engagement, and personal reflection.
The Book Club will be held in the Visitors Center Theater and Melyssa Wrisley, an adjunct instructor in the History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department from SUNY Broome Community College, will be our facilitator.
To register please call or come into the museum.
Dates, times and the book that will be discussed in each session is listed below:
10/29 at 12 pm – Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life
11/19 at 12 pm – A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot
12/15 at 6 pm – African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920
1/13 at 12 pm – Sex Wars: A novel of Gilded Age New York.
There is a minimal fee of $5 per session. Book rentals are available through Roberson in partnership with Humanities New York.
Participants who want to borrow any of the books through Roberson will need to put down a $15.00 cash deposit/book, which will be refunded when the book is returned.
**Roberson Member Perk – Free Book Club participation!**
This program was made possible by the generous support from Humanities New York!