Senator Farley Hosts Annual Women Of Distinction Display At Amsterdam Riverfront

Hugh T. Farley

March 06, 2008

To celebrate Women's History Month, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R,C - Schenectady) announced that an exhibit honoring historic New York women will be on display at the upper level of the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam. The display will be open to the public Mondays through Fridays during business hours, throughout the month of March.

The "Women of Distinction" exhibit features information on some 40 historic New York women, from suffragists to geneticists, labor organizers to entertainers, whose contributions are still felt today adn who stand as an inspiration to the next generation of inventors, explorers and achievers. This display includes biographical information on several women with local ties, including Susan B. Anthony, Leonora Barry, Katharine Burr Blodgett, Rose Knox, Shirley Muldowney, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Kateri Tekakwitha.

A free booklet version of the display is also available by calling Senator Farley's office at 455-2181 (Albany) , 843-2188 (Amsterdam), 762-3733 (Johnstown) or toll-free at (800) 224-5201. There is also a salute to historic women on the Senator's website at

"Women's History Month is a time to take stock of the enormous contributions of great women from our past. The 'Women of Distinction' exhibit singles out just a few of these extraordinary people as an example of women's achievements that continue to this very day," said Senator Farley.