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Suffragists in 1913, marching in front of today's Finn MacCool's.

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Exhibition Catalog

160 pages, full color

WWI: The Home Front

How Woman Helped Win The War and Won The Vote

Our Community Takes Action

How did our Long Island community pull together when local men were drafted and shipped off to fight abroad?


The answers will astound you!


Did the townspeople grow the food when the farmers left, both for us to eat and to send to the soldiers? What did the suffragists do during the war? And who were the farmerettes? Did we have them in Port Washington? [Spoiler Alert: Yes!]


We hope you were able to join a small group for 75 minutes on a docent-led tour that would have amazed and informed you, right here in scenic Port Washington, staged on the ground floor of the historic Sands-Willets House.

For more information click here!

Cow Neck Peninsula... covering Port Washington, Sands Point, Flower Hill, Plandome, and the northernmost portions of Manhasset and Roslyn.

Living Land Acknowledgement:

Our Sands-Willets House is on a wide area of land that was the ancestral homeland of the Matinecoc, who were displaced by colonialism. We acknowledge the impacts on all Indigenous people and lands over centuries of colonialism and strive toward a greater inclusion of all people and beliefs.  (more)

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