She Persisted: An Exhibit Celebrating New York’s 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
Poughkeepsie City Hall
3rd Floor Hall of Mayors
On November 6, 1917, women in New York State won the right to vote. The City of Poughkeepsie was the only community in Dutchess County to vote in favor of giving women the right to vote. To celebrate this special anniversary year, communities across the state are remembering and honoring the contributions women have made to their communities.
This exhibit, created by historian Holly Wahlberg, captures some of the stories of Poughkeepsie’s most remarkable women whose accomplishments and indomitable spirit continue to inspire us today.