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New Capitol exhibit honors 28 women’s contributions to NY

March 7, 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new exhibit at the state Capitol honors more than two dozen women who have been trailblazers in New York politics, public service and journalism.

The exhibit in the Governor’s Reception Room on the second floor opened this week in honor of Women’s History Month and runs through the end of March.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it pays tribute to inspiring women past and present who worked to make New York “a more fair and just state for all.”

In all, 28 women are recognized in the exhibit, including Murray Hall, who passed herself off as a man for most of her life while involved in Tammany Hall politics in the late 19th century. Others include elected officials, state government employees, lawmakers and reporters.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.