“Woman on a Wheel” - centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation presents:  “Woman on a Wheel” to celebrate the centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State.  Guest historian Kjirsten Gustavson, attired in a reproduction 1890’s bicycle costume, will discuss the impact of the bicycle on women’s social status in the years before the vote.  The program will celebrate both the spirit of women’s independence and the bicycle.  Then if you would like, you can jump on your bicycle and join her on a 40-minute roundtrip north on the Aqueduct trail, stopping at several neighboring historic properties, including two of prominent women.  Lemonade and treats will be served at the ride’s end.  Children 14 and younger are required to wear a helmet. Meet at the Keeper’s House, 15 Walnut Street, Dobbs Ferry, less than ½ mile east from the Dobbs Ferry Metro-North train station.  Inquiries:  Steve Oakes, Steven.Oakes@parks.ny.gov, 914-693-5259.

 

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