What’s Happening

To help support efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, all of the city's cultural institutions are temporarily closed to the public and programs are canceled or postponed. Check back for our consortium institutions' ongoing initiatives as we continue to commemorate the 100th anniversary year of the 19th Amendment through this difficult time. We will keep adding events to this list, so check back again soon.

Online Initiatives

CURRENTLY HAPPENING ONLINE

New-York Historical Society

Women and the American Story (WAMS)

A free curriculum website made up of primary and secondary sources that illuminate women’s diverse roles across U.S. history. Organized into 10 chronological and thematic units that cover the full survey, four of which are live.

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Women Have Always Worked (MOOC)

The first full-length Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the history of women in America introduces students to historian’s work to uncover the place of women and gender in America’s past. Produced in collaboration with Columbia University.

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History @ Home

Weekly live online learning offerings from the New-York Historical Society Education Division, including K-12 sessions, professional development workshops, History Happy Hours, and daily lesson plans covering a wide range of topics across U.S. history.

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Exhibitions

(On view upon reopening)

February 28, 2020 to August 30, 2020

Women March

New-York Historical Society
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February, May, and June 2020

Project 19: 19 Commissions to Celebrate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

New York Philharmonic
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March 7, 2020 to December 2020

Women of the Nation Arise! Staten Islanders in the Fight for Women’s Right to Vote

Staten Island Museum
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Opening Fall 2020

Her Vote, Her Voice: The Fight for Women’s Equality

New York Public Library
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Ongoing

Activist New York

Museum of the City of New York
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Programs and Events

Check out the “Online Initiatives” list above for regular updates.

Past Programs, Events, and Exhibitions

February

February 20, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

What Women Can Do for America—Geraldine Ferraro and the 1984 Presidential Campaign

New-York Historical Society
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March

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm

The Diane and Adam E. Max Conference on Women’s History – From Suffrage to Power: Reflections on Women’s Citizenship

New-York Historical Society
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Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:30 p.m.

Suffrage: Ellen Carol DuBois with Julie C. Suk

New York Public Library
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Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Making Herstory with Amy Richards

Brooklyn Historical Society
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Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Women of the Nation Arise! (Public Opening and Reception)

Staten Island Museum
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Girls Behind Bars: A Historic Wrong and the Fight to End it

Brooklyn Historical Society
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Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The Untold History of Women in Film: A Century of Pioneers Onscreen and Behind the Scenes

With Elizabeth Weitzman

New-York Historical Society
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Tuesday, March 17 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Roe v. Wade Revisited: What’s at Stake

With Irin Carmon, Michele Goodwin, Kate Shaw, Mary Ziegler

New-York Historical Society
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Friday, March 20 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

From Respectability to Empowerment: Women’s Prison Reform since 1845

With Elizabeth Hinton, Michelle Jones, Piper Kerman

New-York Historical Society
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Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

4th Annual Herstory Day

Museum of the City of New York
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Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the Suffrage Centennial

Staten Island Museum
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