1851

Announcement Date: January 1, 1851

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In September a committee formed to draft a Constitution. On October 9th, 1851, a meeting held in John Dursturnell’s Geographical and Statistical Library at 179 Broadway in New York City adopted the Constitution. At the founding of the Society, women were included as active members and participants because the Constitution stated under “membership” that, “any person of good standing and character may be admitted.”