• First Wave Statue Exhibit

    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

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    Beginning on December 30, 2013 the park will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The park will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm

Lecture Series Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Sentiments & Declarations

The lectures, which are open to the public, will be held Thursday evenings, once a month, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the park visitor center, Guntzel Theatre, 136 Fall Street,Seneca Falls.

The schedule for the fall and spring lectures follows:

Fall 2013

Thursday, Sept. 26: "The Crooning Crusader: Actress Kitty Marion in the British and American Suffrage Campaigns" by Assistant Professor of Theatre Christine Woodworth.

Thursday, Oct. 24: "Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Racist?" by Associate Professor of History and Chair of Women's Studies Laura Free.

Thursday, Nov. 21: "Coping with Contamination: A Feminist Look at Post-Disaster Fukushima" by Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Jessica Hayes-Conroy.

Spring 2014

Thursday, Feb. 20: "Meet N'Zingha, queen of Angola (1583-1663): ruler, soldier, cannibal, legend," Professor of French and Francophone Studies Catherine Gallouet.

Thursday, March 27: "Eternal Novices? Professionalism and American Women Monastic Composers" by Assistant Professor of Music Charity Lofthouse.

Thursday, April 24: "Why feminists care about funerals: the politics of public mourning," by Assistant Professor of Women's Studies Michelle Martin-Baron.

Events are co-sponsored by the Women's Rights National Historical Park and the Women's Studies and the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. With the support of HWS Student Affairs, buses will provide transportation from campus to the "Sentiments & Declarations" lectures.

Did You Know?

M'Clitnock House, Waterloo, New York. Station on the Underground Railroad.

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