Society News

Society News

New Donation to the GHS Collection

Many thanks to Becky Siegel for donating a binder from the Lorbrook Corporation, a now-defunct local textile manufacturer.

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Upcoming Program – April 19

Upcoming Program – April 19

Beyond Susan B. Anthony: Who really won the vote for the women of New York State?

Millions of American women contributed to the drive for the vote in the United States, and New York State was home to many leaders of the movement. However, the suffrage leaders who are most recognized today – Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton – did not actually achieve their goal, since they were both dead before the suffrage victory. And most New Yorkers do not realize that women in NYS won the vote in 1917 – three years before the national constitutional amendment was passed.

So who was responsible for winning the vote for women, and why was New York the first state east of the Mississippi to allow women full suffrage in all elections?

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Legend of Spook Rock

Legend of Spook Rock

As with most legends and folklore, there are many versions that have been handed down and The Legend of Spook Rock is no different. There are so many different ones, but one of the most romantic comes from “The Parsonage Between Two Manors” written by Elizabeth L. Gebhard in 1909 and printed by the Bryan Publishing Company in Hudson.

In early days it was the “custom of tolling the (church} bell at the passing of a life, or the hour of burial ….

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