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National Votes for Women historical markers will be dedicated Friday in Auburn

Two historical markers will be unveiled in downtown Auburn Friday.


They’re part of the National Votes for Women Historical Trail sponsored by the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. The two markers to be dedicated in Auburn join a program of historic markers for about 250 women’s suffrage sites across the country. This program was funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the federal Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. Info: https://ncwhs.org/votes-for-women-trail/

Markers depict key moments in women’s suffrage movement

The first maker denotes the location of the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union building founded by Eliza Wright Osborne and will be installed on South Street in front of the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center at 25 South Street in downtown Auburn.


The second denotes the location of the Cayuga County Political Equality Club which was located at 9 Exchange Street, an organization founded by Emily Howland who served as President, and Eliza Wright Osborne who served as Vice President. The marker will be installed on the north end of the Exchange Street Plaza.

The dedication ceremony takes place at the Equal Rights Heritage Center at 25 South St. at 3 p.m. If you plan to attend, you should RSVP to Rhonda Miller at 315-255-4104.



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