Votes for Women: 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State. New York State awarded this right to women three years before the 19th Amendment expanded it nationwide. In honor of this significant anniversary, the New Castle Historical Society is hosting a Women’s Suffrage Celebration Garden Party on Friday, September 15th, and opening a special exhibition exploring the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the life of Carrie Chapman Catt, a leading suffragist and a former New Castle resident.


The Committee welcomes input from its members and the community on the areas mentioned above and other ideas for new exhibits. Please contact the Director to suggest your ideas: director@newcastlehs.org.