Women's Rights National Historical Park collects and houses items that support the preservation and interpretation of sites in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, New York associated with the 1848 First Women's Rights Convention.
The primary focus of collecting is to document the lives and activities of the planners of the 1848 First Women's Rights Convention and the people who signed the Declaration of Sentiments issued from that convention.
The bulk of the collection is made up of three kinds of artifacts.
1. Artifacts recovered during archeological investigations of park sites. (Wesleyan Chapel, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, M'Clintock House, and Hunt House)
2. Things created or used by families that planned the 1848 First Women's Rights Convention which were purchased, donated, or on loan from family members or other institutions.
3. Architectural samples selectively removed from historic structures while researching their historical appearance.
The park also cares for items reproduced from family collections or other institutions for exhibit in our historic houses.
For information about what is currently happening in the Cultural Resources division at Women's Rights NHP, download the Cultural Resources Newsletter -- Research, Planning and Stewardship.
Volume 1, No. 1, May 2012
Volume 1, No. 2, September 2012
Please contact us by emailing using the links below, or by telephone for more information or to discuss possible additions to the collections.
Anne M. Derousie, Park Historian at 315-568-2991 ext. 5001
Vivien E. Rose, Chief of Cultural Resources at 315-568-0007
To view the collection online go to http://museum.nps.gov, and select this park or see the slide show below.