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Women's Suffrage committee workshop creates parade costumes

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - As Binghamton marks the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New York State, some local women are creating their own period costumes for the celebration.

A Women's Suffrage costume creating workshop was held Tuesday night at the Broome County Regional Farmer's Market in the Town of Dickinson.

The Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Committee will reenact the 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade, which was held in conjunction with the 1913 New York State Women's Suffrage Association convention in Binghamton.

Volunteers will wear the costumes during the October 7 parade.

Assemblywoman and Suffrage Anniversary Committee Co-Chair Donna Lupardo says dressing up helps create a fun and authentic experience.

"We want people to see what the parade looked like in 1913. I think it's important to reenact history and think about how we got to this point. We want to have fun in the process to show them what it might have looked like," said Lupardo .

With the help of Heidi Weeks and Sherrie Stebbins Rinker, attendees were shown how to create an outfit using every day clothing.

To participate in the parade, you can sign up at broomehistory.org/.

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