In the Community: Join the Women’s Suffrage Book Club!

This fall and winter, join the Women’s Suffrage Book Club, a reading and discussion program celebrating the centennial of women’s voting rights in New York State!

Women march for voting rights in New York State.

Women march for voting rights in New York State.

Four selected texts will serve as catalysts for discussions on cultural understanding, civic engagement and personal reflection. Participants are encouraged to share their various perspectives on the texts.

Upcoming books and discussions include:

  • 12 p.m. Nov. 19: A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot
  • 6 p.m. Dec. 15: African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920
  • 12 p.m. Jan. 13: Sex Wars: A novel of Gilded Age New York

The Book Club will be held in the Visitor Center Theater and Melyssa Wrisley, an adjunct instructor in SUNY Broome’s the History, Philosophy and Social Sciences Department, will be the facilitator. There is a minimal fee of $5 per session, free for Roberson members. Book rentals are available through Roberson.
Participants who want to borrow any of the books through Roberson can provide a $15 cash deposit per book, which will be refunded when the book is returned. To register, please call or visit the Museum.

This adult reading and discussion program is provided by a grant through Humanities New York.