Smith Opera House

Smith Opera House

The Smith Opera House as it appears after a restoration begun in 1994. The exterior has been restored to its original 1894 appearance; the interior was restored to 1931, when the property was a lavish art deco movie theater.

Suffrage poster

Suffrage poster

This poster announces an 1897 statewide convention of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association (NYSWSA) organized by Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter Anne Fitzhugh Miller. Large public sessions were divided between the Opera House and another public event space,  Collins Hall ("Collin's" as shown in this poster is a typographical error). William Smith regularly donated the use of his hall for suffrage events.

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