Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, passed by Congress on June 4, 1919!
Explore the exciting lives of women past and present who have defied society to fight for what was right. Feminists of all ages and genders will be inspired by the past and empowered to be engaged citizens. Give three cheers for the most persuasive speech about women’s suffrage, and make sashes to wear in a Votes for Women march. In the STEAM center, follow the paths of women in the past through hands-on activities, including a wind tunnel experiment and subversive cross-stitching.
This year, we are excited to be joined by the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization that supports a vibrant democracy through advocacy and education of all citizens.
Historic Hudson Valley and the League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns are pleased to announce the participation of State Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Shelley B. Mayer* from 12-1. The Senators will speak about the important role of all people in being engaged and empowered in our democracy. Audience members, especially youth participants, will have the opportunity to ask questions to the Senators.
*subject to change
An initiative of Historic Hudson Valley
June 1, 2019
Senior (65+): $12
Student (18-25): $12
Members + Children under 17: FREE
$2/ticket surcharge for onsite and phone purchase
Vote Like a Girl is a Women’s History Institute event. The Women’s History Institute is a new Historic Hudson Valley initiative designed to illuminate the significant contributions made by women in our region.
The Institute will foster a deeper understanding of the women who shaped the culture and chronicle of the area, including the diverse women who lived and worked on our sites, and offer a contemporary audience the resources necessary to take inspiration from their history.
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside
3 W Sunnyside Lane, Irvington, NY 10533
Where can I park?
Regular parking is in the Sunnyside parking lot. Follow signs and use the GPS address. Handicapped parking is available.
Is the site wheelchair accessible?
Visitor Center and Site Access
- Handicapped parking is available and handicapped restrooms are available in the Visitor Center.
- The walk from the parking lot to the Visitor Center is approximately 379 feet down a graded wheelchair accessible ramp.
- The walk from the Visitor Center to the Cottage is approximately 570 feet on a graded decline, much of which is on a wide pebble path. From the courtyard of the Cottage back to the Visitor’s Center is approximately 380 feet on a graded incline.
Historic Core and Irving’s Cottage
- The grounds and the first floor of the Cottage are wheelchair accessible.
- There is a narrow, steep flight of stairs (12-15 steps) to the second floor of the house and another steep and winding flight of stairs from the second floor to the kitchen.