American Association for State and Local History

Long Island Suffrage News Girls

This month we extend a warm welcome to one of our newest members, the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association. Founder Antonia Petrash writes:

“The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2015. Its mission is to foster education about the woman suffrage movement on Long Island and to encourage the celebration of the achievements of Long Island suffragists, including Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Harriot Stanton Blatch, (daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton) and Rosalie Gardiner Jones.

In the past we obtained grant money from Humanities New York for educational programs in libraries and historical societies as well as celebratory rallies and parades to celebrate the 2017 centennial of women winning the vote in New York State. Currently we are working to establish a trail of historic markers, funded in part by the William Pomeroy Foundation, honoring suffragists throughout the state. We have nine so far.

We have over 100 subscribers to our site,, and use our website to act as a clearing-house for suffrage activities on Long Island. We look forward to working with the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites.”