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Brownstones Ballot Boxes Suffrage Tour

Archive on Parade

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Location Brooklyn Heights, 158 Hicks St
Price $35.00 per person 
Duration 2 hours
Group Size Up to 30 ppl
Note: Group size can be changed after booking if needed. See Details.
Recommended For Team Bonding, For Explorers


Event Description: 

Meet the badass Brooklynites who brought us the ballot.

Behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ most gracious brownstones lies the history of firebrand feminism! The wise “women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators who made some of the foremost contributions to the Suffrage movement. Join us for a walk through their neighborhood. As we make our way between the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Old Bridge Street Church, we’ll discover suffrage history at the home a noted playwright, find out why the Brooklyn Bridge is a feminist icon, and see how the Brooklyn Academy of Music set the stage for the Women’s Movement.

Event Itinerary: 

Topics along the tour include: 

  • The original Brooklyn Women's club, 
  • The statue of Henry Beecher Ward, 
  • The Equal Suffrage League of Brooklyn
  • Homes of Lucy Burns, Anna C. Field, and Cornelia K. Hood
  • Old Bridge Street Church and the burial place of Sarah Smith Garnet, the founder of the very first black woman's suffrage association 
  • Incredible views of the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge
  • And several other important suffrage topics

About the Instructor: 

Historian and tour guide Lucie Levine founded Archive on Parade, a historical tour and event company that takes New York's history out of the archives and into the streets. She has collaborated with institutions including The Municipal Art Society, The Historic Districts Council, The New York Public Library, The 92nd Street Y, The St. Regis Hotel, Village Preservation, The American Institute of Architects, The NYC Department of Transportation, and Landmarks West to offer exciting tours, lectures and community events all over town. She is also the Public Programs Consultant at FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, and Contributing History Writer at 6sqft.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible: This provider allows for cancellations with a full refund to occur 72 hours or more in advance of the event. Cancelling within a window of less than 72 hours will result in an inability to be refunded.

Changes Policy:

Flexible: You will be able to make changes to your group size up until 72 hours as long as you meet the provider minimum. You will also have up until this period to make additional accommodations for the event

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