The Seneca Museum, in partnership with the Seneca Falls Historical Society, is excited to announce the arrival of the ‘Women Attorney Trailblazers of New York’ travelling display from the New York State Bar Association’s .
Maureen Bezuhly Co-chair, Committee on Women in the Law stated “New York State has a rich history of amazing trailblazing women attorneys who broke through barriers and blatant discrimination to make major contributions in the legal profession. Their stories are ones of fierce determination, passion for the law, keen intelligence, and inspiring achievement.
From the late 19th Century, when women began gaining admission to state bars, through the 1960s, women attorneys faced widespread discrimination. Women were turned away from law firms, or only offered jobs as librarians or secretaries. Later, women applicants were told that the quota for hiring women was already filled or that clients would be uncomfortable with a woman attorney. ”
The 9′ x 10′ display is located on the fall street level of the Seneca Museum. It will be on display for approx. 2 months before moving on.