Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus situation, this year's annual exhibition "Revived in Wood" has been postponed
until summer 2021
An informative section plus a new blog in which you can explore the history of past pandemics and you are invited to share you and your family's own memories and experience of past historical pandemics in the Roe Jan Region.
This July, a special Pop-Up exhibit co-produced by the Copake Grange and the RJHS!
RIGHT TO VOTE!
Exhibit Days and Hours:
Saturday, July 4th, 1-3pm
- outside the Copake Grange,
Saturday, July 11th, 10am-12 Noon
- inside Grange Hall
Saturday, July 18th, 1-3pm
- inside Grange Hall
July 4th, marked the opening of the Copake Grange and Roeliff Jansen Historical Society's collaborative pop-up exhibit “100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote,” celebrating the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution.
The exhibit features original voting booths, ballot boxes, posters, children’s books and other memorabilia from the suffrage movement, which had first begun in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. The exhibit also explores the important role that New York State, and grassroots efforts by women’s organizations, including the egalitarian Order of the Grange, played in the decades long struggle for woman suffrage in America.
Viewing continues on Saturday, July 11th, 10am-12 noon and Saturday, July 18th, 1-3 pm inside the Grange Hall. Masks are required and social distancing will be maintained for visitors.
(above left to right)
JULY 4TH Pop-up Exhibit
outside the Copake Grange
1. Suffragist Cutout
2. Suffrage banners
3. Actual Grange vintage voting booth
4. RJHS president Lessley Doyel and Copake Grange's Janet Mackin
5. (Left) Picture of Suffragist with Ballot Box Displlay
6. (Right) Doyel next to Recreation of Ballot Box Display for Event
CLICK ABOVE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE
SENECA FALLS CONVENTION OF 1848
Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton speaks for Women's rights at the 1848 Convention in Seneca Falls , NY
To learn more, follow this LINK to read excellent article about the watershed Seneca Falls Convention on HISTORY.COM.