New-York Historical Society to Open Center for Women’s History

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tags: New-York Historical Society, Center for Womens History

The New-York Historical Society plans to establish a new Center for the Study of Women’s History, to be included within the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture, the society announced on Friday. The center, which will include both permanent and rotating exhibitions, is expected to open in December 2016.

“The new Center for Women’s History will become a destination for discovery of the crucial role that New York women played in our nation’s social, political and cultural evolution as women struggled for and eventually won the right to vote,” Dr. Louise Mirrer, the society’s president and chief executive, said in a statement. “We will highlight the women who changed the course of our history, giving voice, in many cases, to the voiceless, and who ushered in the Progressive era and emerged triumphant in the struggle for women’s suffrage.” ...

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