Votes for Women Traveling Exhibit
Votes for Women will celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State and raise public awareness of the struggle for equal rights, from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention through 1917, when New York State granted women the right to vote. The exhibition will also address the nationally significant role of New York State leaders in women’s rights and the feminist movement through the early 21st century.
Clermont State Historic Site
Clermont was the Hudson River seat of the politically and socially prominent Livingston family of New York for more than 230 years. Seven successive generations of the family left their imprint on the architecture, room interiors, and landscape at Clermont. Today the 500 acre historic site appears much as it did in the early twentieth century, when the estate was the home of the last two generations to occupy the property: Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Livingston and their daughters, Honoria and Janet. Visible across the Hudson River from the house are the high peaks of the Catskill Mountains that inspired the estate's name: Clermont means 'clear mountain' in French.
Clermont was designated a United States National Historic Landmark in 1973. Clermont is also an anchor in the Hudson River National Landmark District (designated in 1990), a twenty-mile stretch of riverfront land in northern Dutchess and southern Columbia counties Restored to its early twentieth-century appearance, Clermont's furnishings and airy pastoral landscapes and vistas reflect the continuum of a unique and vanishing way of life along the Hudson River.