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19th Amendment Centennial Celebration August 18 - 31

August 13, 2020

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, which gave women in America the right to vote. Pittsford is honoring this important milestone and celebrating our history of supporting the women's suffrage movement with a 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration.
A social distancing fireworks display will be held the Village of Pittsford on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00pm.  Those wishing to view the fireworks are encouraged to do so from inside of or near their parked cars.  The fireworks will be visible throughout the center of the Village.  If you are in a public area to view the fireworks please remain at least 6 feet from others outside of your family or quarantine group and wear a mask or face covering even though you are outdoors.  Masks are needed as others may walk past you; if you cannot be at least 6 feet from those outside of your group at all times, a mask is necessary.  

Please note gatherings of crowds will not be allowed; gatherings of crowds to view the fireworks display will force their cancellation that night.   Please observe these rules for the safety of all and to ensure the fireworks display can take place.  

It is up to each of us to make sure we can all stay safe and enjoy the fireworks – please wear your mask and stay six feet from others! 

Our self-guided walking tour features the people and places in Pittsford important to advancing women's voting rights. There is a self-guided cemetery tour of the Pittsford Political Equality Club charter members' gravesites at Pittsford Cemetery as well. Tour information can be found on our Pittsford 19th Amendment Celebration website; both tours will take place August 18 - 31.
We're also partnering with the Women's Club of Pittsford to host voter engagement tables from 11:00am - 1:00pm on August 18 at 10 North Main Street (by the municipal parking lot entrance) and from 9:00am - 1:00pm on August 22 at the Pittsford Village Farmers Market (35 Lincoln Avenue, behind the Spiegel Pittsford Community Center) and on August 29 at the Pittsford Farmers Market at Colony Plaza, 3400 Monroe Avenue.

All activities will follow appropriate COVID-19 health safety and physical distancing guidelines. We hope you will join us in the celebration and perhaps learn something new about women's suffrage in Pittsford!