Women’s Rights NHP ‘Convention Days’ Community Meeting

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Teacher editing the Declaration of Independence to the Declaration of SentimentsWomen’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) has announced plans for Convention Days 2018 and is currently seeking community input and participation from area organizations, businesses, and community members.

2018 is the 225th birthday of the reformer, orator, and preacher, Lucretia Mott; the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass; and the 170th anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Convention.

This year’s theme, “You have pens and voices,” comes from an 1841 call to action by Lucretia Mott.

The assortment of events will take place July 20-22, 2018 in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Convention Days has been a signature event for many years at Women’s Rights NHP and in the communities of Seneca Falls and Waterloo. This annual event allows the park to engage with the local communities and visitors through speakers, art, living history, and other special programs commemorating the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention.

Those with suggestions or are interested in participating in the planning process, contact rebecca_weaver@nps.gov or (315) 568-2991 x3006. Additionally, community members are encouraged to attend Convention Days Community meeting on February 12, 2018 at 6 pm at Women’s Rights NHP (136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls).

For more information about Women’s Rights National Historical Park, including hours and upcoming programs, visit their website or call (315) 568-0024.

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