Happy Birthday Elizabeth!
Matilda Joslyn Gage portrayed by Renee-Noelle Felice celebrated her friend and fellow conspirator, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s birthday anniversary by sharing stories of how she and Mrs. Stanton met and how they worked together along with Susan B. Anthony to form the National Woman Suffrage Association. Attendees at the party filled the tables at the First Presbyterian Church in Johnstown on November 12 enjoying birthday cake and ice cream donated by Stewarts Shops. Colene Jenkins great great granddaughter of ECS was in attendance.
Elizabeth is finally home To Johnstown, the birthplace where she lived until she was 26 years old. It has taken a dozen years to make this happen.
The statue was placed in the Sir William Johnson Memorial Park which lies between the Fulton County Courthouse where she spent a lot of time and the site of her home which is the present site of the Berkshire Bank. The celebration took place on August 26th, 2021, Women’s Equality Day. There was Music and Speeches and Food Trucks and a talk by Sue Macy, author of Wheels of Change, on the importance of bicycling to the suffrage movement. Coline Jenkins, Elizabeth’s great great granddaughter was here as well as Matt Glenn, the sculptor of Elizabeth. The ceremony was attended by well over 200 people.
The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts officially unveiled its
2020 Women’s Movement: Art By, About and For Women Show
This special show celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Works in a wide variety of media, mostly themed around women and female identity, are on display in this show. In addition to local artists, this exhibition features creators from across New York State as well as Texas, North Carolina and Virginia. Through the generous support of donors, the Nigra Arts Center is able to offer awards to outstanding submissions. In addition, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium sponsored a special Elizabeth Cady Stanton Award for this show. The award, selected by members of the Consortium, will be presented to the piece of artwork that most closely aligns with Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s ambitions for the progress of women.
Forty artists are exhibiting 90 pieces in this show. The featured artists include Lynn Armstrong, Kathryn Bartscht, Linda Biggers, Joshua Brooks, Emily Byrnes, Allyson Cornelius-Ferri, Stacey DeLaney, Constance A. Dodge, Tanya Dora, Carollee Duross, Brenda Dwyer, Ron Fiorillo, Gina Freeman, Katey Germain, Bree Girdlestone, Anita Hanaburgh, Alexandra Higgins, Scott Hook, Michele Johnsen, Nancie Johnson, Leah Ketchen, Garlyn MaGinnis, Maryanne Malecki, L. Paul Masto, Gliser Fuentes Mena, Laura Monroe Duprey, Lynda Naske, Caren Pepper, Sandra Peters, Regina Quinn, Kathie Raneri, Vanessa Rhodes, Kimberly Ruggeri-Rios, Cynthia Sheeler, Lisa Spring, Patsy Suydam, Caitlin Sweet, Heidi Van Deusen, Gerald Wein and Janet Marie Yeates.
She's Good With the Numbers
Laura Monroe Duprey
Indian Sprite Woman
Driftwood, Beehive and Twigs
In addition to the Suffrage Events sponsored by the ECSWC, the Fulton County Historian
& Fulton County Historical Society will be honoring Fulton County's heritage as a tanning & glove making center
APRIL 4, 6, & 7, 12, 13, & 14,
& 26, 27 & 28
QUILT SHOW Schine Gallery - 40 N Main St. Gloversville The Spring Quilt Show will feature an exhibit on Artful Leather curated by Patsy Suydam
APRIL - TBD
April TBD ECSHA Annual Meeting with Special Event For the Public
May 1 – June 28 Viewing of Student Hand In Glove Art Exhibit
Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Rotunda Gallery
Chaired by Patsy Suydam with grant assistance from Argersinger Foundation
Fri May 3 Grand Opening FC Student Art & Essay Exhibit Juried Competition
Fri June 7th FM Chamber Rotunda Gallery Awards Night
Fulton County Middle School & HS Art & Essay Competition
Host - Mark Kilmer, CEO Fulton Montgomery Chamber
Mon June 3rd 6:30PM
hosted by AAUW at the
Fulton County Museum
Documentary on NYS Assemblywoman Constance Cook's Battle for women's rights & abortion reform
in the 1960s & 70s
TBD July ECSHA
Rogers Family Orchard
Opera at the Orchard performance
by Seagle Music Company
Tues July 9th 5:30PM
FMCC Allen House
“Gloves & Tanning: A Retrospective View of the Industry & Its People”
Dr. Gerald Zahavi & Susan McCormick
– SUNY Albany
Fri July 19 5:30PM
Johnstown Citizens Band
Community Band Night
ECSWC sponsors ice cream social in the Johnstown Park
Thurs July 25 from 5 to 7 PM Samantha Hall-Saladino, Emcee
Stump City Brewing Company Hosts A History Happy Hour
521 W Fulton St. Ext, Gloversville
Trivia Competition Questions relate to glove & tanning industries.
Mon August 26th 6 – 8 PM
ECSHA Garden Party
Presentation of Annual Equality Award Location TBA
Thurs September 12th 5:30 – 8:30PM Hosted by Women Democrats
“Equal means Equal”
93-min documentary on passing the ERA by Kamala Lopez.
Johnstown Recreational Center Refreshments will be served
Thurs October 24th 6PM
Soroptimist & Century Club host
Trivia Night at the Century Club Reservations Lisa Lorman $10 Refreshments
Sat October 19th 2:00 PM
FMCC Auditorium Dr Gerald Zahavi, SUNYA “The Labor Movement & the Glove Industry”
Sat November 9th 2 to 4PM
Afternoon Tea with the
Eclectic Society Study Club
at The First Presbyterian Church, Johnstown $10 Donation
Jahnn Gibson will present A history of Women’s Study Clubs RSVP to Helen Martin 518-762-7638 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TBD Collect food for food bank And/Or Gift Card Shower at Holiday party
JANUARY 24TH, SATURDAY 9-1PM
Girl Scouts of North Eastern New York
"Our History is Our Strength"
at the Johnstown Community Center
FEBRUARY 28TH, SATURDAY AT 1 PM
Woman Democrats - Audrey Bowman & Rev. Ruby Smith, "The Struggles of Black Women in Upstate New York" at Trackside Community Center
MARCH 21ST, SATURDAY, 8-3 PM
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Symposium
"Our History is Our Strength" at HFM BOCES
MARCH - APRIL
City of Johnstown is making Sunflower Seeds available to residents - In exchange, flowers must be photographed and will be sent to the seed company.
APRIL 11TH, SATURDAY AT 6 PM
AAUW - Movie and discussion
"Feminist Stories from Women's Liberation"
a film by Jennifer Lee at FMCC
MAY 16TH, SATURDAY
Women's Republican Club of Fulton County Luncheon
Laurie Kozakiewicz on Women in Politics: Historic Strategies and Challenges at Lanzi's on the Lake
MAY 28TH, THURSDAY AT 6 PM
AAUW - Samantha Hall-Saladino & Anne Peconie
Tour & Talk on Woman Suffrage
in Fulton & Montgomery County
Elwood Museum, Amsterdam
JUNE 6TH, SATURDAY, 11-2 PM
Pleasant Square Volunteer Fire Department
Picnic to honor Women First Responders
at Pleasant Square Pavilion
JUNE 25TH, THURSDAY AT 7 PM
Fulton County Historical Society Program by
Laurie Kozakiewicz & Samantha Hall-Saladino on
Woman in War: From the Daughters of Liberty to
the Women's Army Corps at the Fulton County Museum
JULY - AUGUST
Children's Reading Program on Heroes
Adult Reading and discussion at the Library
JULY 25TH, SATURDAY AT 1 PM
Eclectic Society - Wade Wells speaking on Molly Brandt followed by a reception at St. John's Episcopal Church
AUGUST 24TH, MONDAY
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association Equality Day Award Garden Party
SEPTEMBER 19TH, SATURDAY
GFWC Century Club
Tea Party at the Century Club
OCTOBER 8TH, THURSDAY, 6:30 PM
Soroptimists International of Fulton County
Her Story Trivia Challenge at the Eccentric Club
$5 per person. Cash bar food and prizes.
NOVEMBER 4TH, 2:00 PM
One-Woman Show - 'Susan B. Anthony The Invincible'
$5 per person Sudents $2
NOVEMBER 6-8TH & 13-15TH
Colonial Little Theatre
Production of "The Quilters"
NOVEMBER 12TH, THURSDAY 6:30 - 8PM
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association
200th Birthday Celebration of Elizabeth at FMCC
NOVEMBER 12TH, THURSDAY 6:30 - 8PM Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association 200th Birthday Celebration of Elizabeth at FMCC
NOVEMBER 6-8TH & 13 - 15TH Colonial Little Theatre Production of "The Quilters"
OCTOBER 8TH, THURSDAY, 6:30 PM Soroptimists International of Fulton County Her Story Trivia Challenge at the Eccentric Club
SEPTEMBER 19TH, SATURDAY GFWC Century Club Tea Party at the Century Club
AUGUST 24TH Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association Equality Day Award Garden Party
JULY 25TH, SATURDAY AT 1 PM Eclectic Society - Wade Wells speaking on Molly Brandt followed by a reception at St. John's Episcopal Church
JULY - AUGUST Johnstown Library Children's Reading Program on Heroes Adult Reading & discussion at the Library
JUNE 25TH, THURSDAY AT 7 PM Fulton County Historical Society Program by Laurie Kozakiewicz & Samantha Hall-Saladino on Woman in War: From the Daughters of Liberty to the Women's Army Corps at the Fulton County Museum
JUNE 6TH, SATURDAY, 11-2 PM Pleasant Square Volunteer Fire Department Picnic to honor Women First Responders at Pleasant Square Pavilion
MAY 28TH, THURSDAY AT 6 PM AAUW - Samantha Hall-Saladino & Anne Peconie Tour & Talk on Woman Suffrage in Fulton & Montgomery County at the Elwood Museum, Amsterdam
MAY 16TH, SATURDAY Women's Republican Club of Fulton County Luncheon Laurie Kozakiewicz on Women in Politics: Historic Strategies and Challenges at Lanzi's on the Lake
APRIL 11TH, SATURDAY AT 6 PM AAUW - Movie and discussion "Feminist Stories from Women's Liberation" a film by Jennifer Lee at FMCC
APRIL - MAY City of Johnstown is making Sunflower Seeds available to residents. In exchange, flowers must be photographed and will be sent to the seed company.
MARCH 21ST, SATURDAY, 8:30-3:30 PM Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Symposium "Our History is Our Strength" at HFM BOCES
FEBRUARY 28TH, SATURDAY AT 1 PM Woman Democrats Audrey Bowman & Rev. Ruby Smith, "The Struggles of Black Women in Upstate New York" at Trackside Community Center
THROUGH THE YEARS
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHOWER
Maxine Getty portraying Civil War Nurse Mary Ashton Rice Livermore at 1st Presbyterian Church, Johnstown
Antique Show Fundraiser
Speakers ( Ruth Drake, Audrey Bowman) on Boys and Girls Club at JPL.
Johnstown Senior Center joint meeting of consortium members - speaker - Deborah Borie on "Too Sexy Too Soon" regarding marketing to children - a topic of concern to parents and grandparents.
The Consortium donated a copy of “Winning the Vote - The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement”
by Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr. to the
Johnstown Public Library in appreciation for use of the library community room
for the organization’s meetings.
Golden Agers Outreach at the Fulton County Infirmary on with a performance by Bob and the Bobcats, ice cream and cake and gifts including quilts made by
the Girl Scouts.
Equality Day in the Park Ice cream social, Bobcats perform suffrage songs and are joined by Consortium members in period dress wearing Herstory Sashes
Antique Show Fundraiser
ECSWC Symposium at HFM BOCES
“Equality Day in the Park” event which includes an ice cream social at 6pm followed by music by Bob and the Bobcats and a presentation of “Failure is Impossible” at 7:30 The celebration will take place at the Charles Jenner Bandshell and park on W. Main St. in Johnstown.
NOVEMBER 4 2 pm
Glove Theater celebration of ECS birthday "Susan B. Anthony the Invincible" - The performer is Sally Matson
8th Annual Fulton County Antiques Show Sponsor
First Elizabeth Cady Stanton Womens Symposium
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Birthday Celebration Inaugural event of Elizabeth Cady Stanton Womens Consortium
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Birthday Celebration Peggy Lynn in Concert. Featuring Peggy Lynn, Suffragist Folk Singer
Women's History Month Movie Night
Featuring Iron Jawed Angels at FMCC
6th Annual Fulton County Antiques Show Sponsor
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Birthday Celebration. An Evening with Elizabeth, Featuring Eleanor Stearns, re-enactor, at the Colonial Little Theater in Johnstown.
Second Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Symposium
Organized Womens Division for Johnstown 250th Anniversary Parade
JOHNSTOWN 250TH ANNIVERSARY
$500 donation (As a tribute to Elizabeth Cady Stanton's giving spirit, and on the occasion of her November 12th Birthday, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Consortium is donating $500 to flood relief efforts for local flood victims.)
Third Elizabeth Cady Stanton Womens Symposium
Womens Equality Day Ice Cream Social at the Johnstown Bandstand with 'Bob & the 'Bobcats' singing suffragette songs along with their repertoire.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Birthday Celebration Golden-Ager Gifting Event.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Birthday Celebration Domestic Violence Shelter Shower with all members of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Womens Consortium participating.