Champlain Valley Suffrage Centennial 2021 Auto Tour Events

July 31, 2021

10am - 3pm

Opening events of Auto Tour CCHA 98 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh

Opening event of the Champlain Valley Suffrage Auto tour will include speeches by Susan B Anthony and three Clinton County suffragists, Marian Inman Parkhurst, Hannah Straight Lansing and Harriet Dudley Bell, who made their mark on their community and New York State with their commitment to woman suffrage. Displays will tell the local and state suffrage story with a special exhibit by Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.  Suffragists will leave in vintage cars for the North Star Museum at noon.

           Contact:Helen Nerska, 518-561-0340,


1 pm to 3 pm, North Star Underground Railroad Museum, Pavilion at Ausable Chasm.

The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association Centennial Suffrage afternoon event will focus on three African American women who were strong leaders in their community, Ida Wells-Barnett, Portia S. Blackiston and Helen Appo Cook.  There will be reenactments and speeches.  Each of these women were educators and played major roles in their community.  Portia spent time in the Westport area, Helen in North Elba and Ida was in New York City when her newspaper building was burned down.

           Contact: Jacqueline Madison, 518-572-9552,

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