Thursday, 21 July 2022 14:06

Saratoga Springs’ Role in The Fight For Women’s Suffrage Honored

Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts speaks outside Congress Park where a marker celebrating Matilda Joslyn Gage was unveiled July 13, 2022. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos. Saratoga County Historian Lauren Roberts speaks outside Congress Park where a marker celebrating Matilda Joslyn Gage was unveiled July 13, 2022. Photo by Thomas Dimopoulos.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs’ role in the fight for women’s suffrage was honored in a series of events on July 13.   

Two National Votes for Women Trail (NVWT) markers were dedicated to commemorate the role that Saratoga Springs had in giving women the right to vote. 

The first was placed at 11 Fifth Ave. the childhood home of local suffragist Kathryn Starbuck. A march from Fifth Avenue to Congress Park followed. Many attendees wore suffragist white to show support. 

A marker celebrating Matilda Joslyn Gage and her role starting the New York State Woman Suffrage Association in Saratoga Springs was subsequently unveiled outside Congress Park, and an afternoon of   dedications followed at Canfield Casino. 

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