This year is the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York State. In honor of that the Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Committee will hold the 1913 Binghamton Suffrage Parade Reenactment. Broome County Historian Gerald Smith and Tioga County Historian Emma Sedore joined Kara Conrad to talk about Broome and Tioga's roles during that time.
The New York State Woman Suffrage Association held its annual convention in Binghamton in 1913 and used a parade to drum up support from local residents.
The 1913 Binghamton Suffrage Parade Reenactment will take place on Saturday October 7 as part of New York's Path Through History Weekend. The parade will have two portions, a historical reenactment and a second section with modern groups looking to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of New York women winning the right to vote.
BTSAC is seeking volunteers for both the historical reenactment and modern sections of the parade. Women and men are needed to portray suffragists and their male sympathizers and will need to dress is period-era attire. Anyone interested in participating in either portion of the parade should fill out the form that can be found on the Broome County Historical Society's website.
The 1913 Binghamton Suffrage Parade Reenactment will be on October 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. The parade will be at Main & Walnut Streets and will step off at Main & Front Streets. It will end at the historic Landmark Church.