Artist Christine Heller using charcoal to draw  two suffragist leaders, Matilda Joslyn Gage (right ) and Louisa Lord Riley (left).  This mural was created in September 2017 at The History Center in Tompkins County, Ithaca, NY to celebrate the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote in New York State. It was part of a show called  Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon   which was also exhibited in 2017 at the Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY and the Kubiak Gallery, CANO, Oneonta, NY.  Suffragist Louisa Lord Riley was a local Ithaca suffrage organizer and Matilda Joslyn Gage was a New York State leader whose revolutionary theories about women were formed by her close alliance with the matriarchal societies of the  Iroquois Confederacy.

Artist Christine Heller using charcoal to draw two suffragist leaders, Matilda Joslyn Gage (right ) and Louisa Lord Riley (left). This mural was created in September 2017 at The History Center in Tompkins County, Ithaca, NY to celebrate the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote in New York State. It was part of a show called Truth is the Only Safe Ground to Stand Upon which was also exhibited in 2017 at the Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY and the Kubiak Gallery, CANO, Oneonta, NY.

Suffragist Louisa Lord Riley was a local Ithaca suffrage organizer and Matilda Joslyn Gage was a New York State leader whose revolutionary theories about women were formed by her close alliance with the matriarchal societies of the Iroquois Confederacy.