Amazing Women and How They Got the Vote
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
On Tuesday, September 26th, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet and the Islip Public Library co-hosted a presentation by AAUW titled "Amazing Women and How They Got the Vote". The presentation tells the stories of the courageous militant LI suffragists, including Islip's Louisine Havemeyer, and their political activism as well as the activities of the anti-suffragists. A new historical marker was unveiled at the meeting in honor of Louisine.
From left to right: (Back row) Lauraine Farr (IPL), Chris Vanasco, Valerie Schuster, Debbie Filipowski, Elvira Lettieri, AAUW members, Madeline Hanewinckel, Jack Weishahn, Edda Labzda, Lisa Kiernan, Jane Mizrah, Roberta Drake. (Front Row) Mary Schubart (IPL), AAUW members.
From left to right: Jack Weishahn, Madeline Hanewinckel, Linden Havemeyer Wise, great granddaughter of Louisine.