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Double-header NVWT Marker Celebration Held in Saratoga, New York

By September 13, 2022 No Comments
Saratoga, New York’s role in the American Revolution is legendary, but very little is known about Saratoga’s role in the 72-year Bloodless Revolution – the fight for women’s suffrage. The dedication of two National Votes for Women Trail markers on July 13 helped change that
(Image: Linda K. Hinkle)
The celebration started at 11 Fifth Avenue, the childhood home of suffragist Kathryn Starbuck. After her marker was unveiled, participants paraded to Congress Park, where a marker celebrating Matilda Joslyn Gage and her role starting the New York State Woman Suffrage Association in Saratoga Springs was unveiled.
(Image: Linda K. Hinkle)
Dedication remarks were held at Canfield Casino featuring a Susan B. Anthony reenactor, who discussed her work in Saratoga, as well Karen Pastorello, co-author of Women Will Vote; Winning Suffrage in New York State, who discussed the importance of the The New York State Woman Suffrage Association to the national fight for women’s suffrage. Saratoga Historian, Lauren Roberts, shared a biography of Kathryn Starbuck, a Saratoga suffragist.
(Image: Linda K. Hinkle)
In addition to an audience of approximately 50 people, the ceremony was also attended by special guests NYS Assemblywoman, Carrie Woerner; Saratoga mayor, Ron Kim; Linda K. Hinkle, designer of the NVWT and NCWHS logos; Lauren Harris, designer of the NVWT map; and Lindsay Hinkle, NCWHS Administrative Assistant.. The event was co-sponsored by the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation and the Saratoga County Historian.
(Image: Linda K. Hinkle)
Submitted by Nancy Brown, NY State Coordinator, NVWT Chair