Southampton Women Who Made a Difference



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Editor’s Note

“Southampton Women Who Made a Difference” was an exhibition hosted by the Southampton Historical Museum from March 6 to May 1, 2010. It sprang from a slide presentation on 100 Long Island women given by Dr. Gaynell Stone in 1996 at the Hofstra University conference on “Long Island Women: Activists and Innovators.”


The women featured in the exhibit made local and national contributions to art, photography, education, entertainment, communication, business, health, suffrage, environmentalism, humanitarian programs, Shinnecock culture and history, politics and the domestic sphere (one of the women profiled in the exhibit and mentioned in this video tour is Ernestine Rose, who is the subject of an article by Ann Sandford appearing in this issue of the LIHJ).


The hundreds of artifacts illustrating the women’s lives came from the Museum’s collection, other museums, the Suffolk County Archaeological Association, and the women themselves.


Funding was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Daughters of the American Revolution, Southampton Chapter.  The exhibit was designed by Jeff Thayer and curated by Dr. Stone, who leads the video tour. The Suffolk County Archaeological Association produced both a longer filmed tour of the exhibit and this ten-minute version for the LIHJ.

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