The anniversary of the ratification for women’s voting rights in New York State will be honored in 2017. In the spring of 2015, Ellenville Public Library & Museum and Ulster County Historical Society joined forces to develop a year- long celebration honoring Ulster County’s women’s history. There will be two events surrounding this celebration. The first is a special exhibit titled “Ulster County Women of Note,” highlighting Ulster County women, from all walks life, who exhibited great commitment to their communities and their causes.
In the spirit of collaboration, organizations such as schools, libraries, historic site and societies, were asked to collect information and images on women of their communities. These pieces of information were then collected by EPL&M and UCHS and put into a design that created 16 panels each featuring a specific person or concept. Participating organizations were: Cragsmoor Historical Society; Friends of Historic Kingston; Gomez Mill House; Historic Huguenot Street; Town Historian of New Paltz; Historical Society of Woodstock; Klyne Esopus Museum; Plattekill Historical Society; Saugerties Historical Society: Stone Ridge Library; and the Ulster County Clerk’s Office. The “UC Women of Note” exhibit will travel around the county, October 2016 through October 2017. Our hope is that viewers will connect with the organizations that submitted on behalf of these women to learn more about them.