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Women’s Rights Convention Days July 20–22 in Seneca Falls


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The Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) has announced the 2018 Convention Days have been set for July 20-22.

2018 will commemorate 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.   Events are free and include children’s activities, art projects, live music, living history programs, speakers, and more. Continue reading

Diary of Theodosia Ford: Photo Exhibit in Seneca Falls


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diary of theodosia fordA fine art photographic exhibit opening focusing on Theodosia Ford is set to open on July 1 at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY.

The Diary of Theodosia Ford – Photographs by Xiomaro will be on view until August 31. The images, together with an imagined diary based on factual accounts, tell the story of a young widow’s unsung role in the American Revolution. Theodosia and her four children crammed into two rooms from 1779-80 – during one of the worst winters of the century – and gave up control of her New Jersey home to George Washington and his entourage for use as his military base. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday Celebration Set


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Frederick DouglassWomen’s Rights National Historical Park has announced they will hold a celebration of Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 pm.

Nathan Richardson and Melinda Grube as Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton will discuss Mr. Douglass’ life-long battle for Women’s Rights, the relationship between the two historical giants, and the temporary halt of their relationship upon the passage of the 15th Amendment. Continue reading

Racism and Sexism Women’s History Month Exhibition


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Soraida MartinezSoraida Martinez artist of Verdadism paintings and framed giclee fine art prints will exhibit her works at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, during Women’s History Month from March 3 to March 24, 2017.

A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 2 to 4 pm. All are welcome to meet the artist and have a dialogue on women’s rights, race relations and social justice. Continue reading

Women’s Rights National Park Presents ‘Seward Feminism’


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seward houseWomen’s Rights National Historical Park has partnered with the Seward House Museum in Auburn who will present a program titled “Seward Feminism” in the National Park Visitor Center’s Guntzel Theater on Saturday March 11th at 1 pm.

Although often overlooked because of the national shadow cast by Secretary of State William Henry Seward, the women of the Seward family contributed greatly to the spirit of reform sweeping through mid-19th-century America. Continue reading

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th Birthday Celebration


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Inside Wesleyan ChapelElizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday dawned on November 12, 2015, my birthday. I used the occasion to drive the eight hours round-trip to Seneca Falls, NY to sit among the crowd of about 200 people at Wesleyan Chapel, the restored site of the legendary 1848 women’s rights convention.

The program sponsored by the Women’s Rights National Historic Park on November 14 was one of two programs in New York State designed to bring attention to this historic figure. The large turnout at Cooper Union in New York City for Stanton’s birthday on November 12 was another indication of the increased interest and honor being paid to New York’s historic women in the first wave of the movement that started in the Finger Lakes region. Continue reading

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Bicentennial


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Elizabeth Cady Stanton circa 1880It’s not too early to start planning for New York State History Month in November. One of the themes that the state’s history community might consider this year is reform in New York State. There are few better examples of a New York reform leader than Elizabeth Cady Stanton and November 15 is the bicentennial of her birth.

She was born Elizabeth Cady in Johnstown on November 15, 1815. She observed how the law treated women as subordinate to men through observing the work of her father, an attorney and judge. She derived a hatred of slavery and confidence in political change from her cousin, Gerrit Smith, who lived in nearby Peterboro. She married a leading abolitionist, Henry Stanton, in 1840, but Elizabeth Cady Stanton was always independent, opinionated, determined, sometimes headstrong, never resting. Continue reading