Leaving Her Mark: 20 Notable Women in Rockland's History

The HSRC's Celebration of 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

Twenty years ago, the Historical Society of Rockland County highlighted the contributions of Rockland’s unique and diversely talented women from the 18th century through the 21st century in an exhibition titled “Leaving Her Mark: Women of Rockland County.” From suffrage to medicine, the women featured in the exhibition overcame challenges to accomplish their goals. “Leaving Her Mark” honored their strength, dedication, and perseverance.


Hundreds of women were worthy of inclusion in the exhibition for their remarkable accomplishments. Over the coming weeks, we will highlight sixteen (most, but not all, from the original 2000 exhibition) as a sampling of what Rockland’s women have achieved over the past three centuries.

Whether they championed a cause or are fighting to make a difference, the women featured here left their mark on the social history of our county. When your read their stories, look for the obstacles they faced—and conquered. We welcome your comments, questions, and, most of all, suggestions of Rockland women you believe should be included. Email us at info@rocklandhistory.org!