KATONAH, N.Y. -- To celebrate the 100th anniversary of when women were granted the right to vote across the country, the Katonah Village Library announced that it will host a photo gallery.
The gallery, which will run in March, is called "Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial." It is scheduled to kick off with a reception on Friday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. That evening, the library says there will be a screening of the 2004 historical drama "Iron Jawed Angels," which starred Anjelica Huston, Hilary Swank and Margo Martindale. The library adds that it will also host a screening of the 2015 movie "Suffragette," which starred Casey Mulligan, on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
The exhibit will be held in the Garden Room, which is on the library's lower level floor. The library is located at 26 Bedford Road.
Both the reception and the movie screenings are free, the library added.
The League of Women Voters of North East Westchester is also credited with helping bring the exhibit to fruition.
"Votes for Women celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State," the library notes The Empire State was three years ahead of federal suffrage for women in 1920. The exhibit spans from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention through 1917, when New York State granted women the right to vote. The exhibition also highlights the role of New York State leaders in women’s rights and the feminist movement through the twenty-first century."
The library notes that the League of Women Voters' New York State chapter was founded in 1919 out of the suffrage movement, while the national League was founded in 1920.
The library added that after its exhibit winds down, it will be brought to John Jay High School in Cross River, where it will stay for two weeks in April. The exhibit will also be brought to other schools, the library added.
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