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    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

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New Staff

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Join us in welcoming our new staff.

From left to right:
Intern Sophia Jean Louise Brewer-Berres
Intern Erica LaComb
Seasonal park guide Patrick Stenshorn
Seasonal park guide Jonathan Ewanyk
Maintenance Stephen Friedel
Intern Collin Hayes
Maintenance Shawn Hall
Intern Michelle Gauthier
Seasonal park guide Brock Ware
Seasonal park guide Seth Tubman

 
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March 8, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVID WRIGHT!

The husbands of the organizers of the First Women's Rights Convention celebrated birthdays, too!

David Wright, husband of Martha Wright, was born on March 8, 1806. Born in Pennsylvania, David Wright worked several jobs before becoming a lawyer in Aurora and later in Auburn, New York. David Wright married Martha Coffin, a young widow with her four-year-old daughter Marianna, in 1829.

David Wright and Martha Wright shared similar opinions on temperance and the abolition of slavery. The Wrights opened their home as a station on the Underground Railroad, and they provided assistance to Harriet Tubman and several other freedom seekers.

David Wright and Martha Wright agreed to disagree on the subject of women's rights. In 1855 Martha Wright wrote, "If you'll believe it, my husband will not sign the petition for Suffrage."

David Wright created a successful law practice which required travel away from home. Martha Wright's visits to her sister, Lucretia Mott, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resulted in time spent away from each other. Both expressed their love for each other in their letters. In 1857 David Wright wrote to Martha Wright, "I commenced the study of law and soon became acquainted
with a young widow with one of the dearest and sweetest little girls you ever saw who lived at Aurora and how foolish I was to marry them and how many pleasant and happy days we have spent together since."

Birthday celebrations are seen as happy occasions spent with family. On the observance of David Wright's birthday, we can recall past birthdays with our families and friends.

Happy Birthday, David Wright!


 
Jeffrey and Christine with ECS Statue in the lobby of the visitor center.

Jeffrey Ng and Christine Dinh, students at New York Chiropractic College, volunteered at the park.

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February 24, 2013

STUDENTS AS VOLUNTEERS -- YOU CAN DO IT, TOO!

Christine Dinh and Jeffrey Ng volunteered recently at Women's Rights National Historical Park.

Christine and Jeffrey are students at the New York Chiropractic College, which is located in Seneca Falls.

We appreciate the choice that several students have made to volunteer here.

Thank you, Christine and Jeffrey!

 
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February 17, 2013

VOLUNTEER AND STAND BESIDE ELIZABETH CADY STANTON!

Are you looking for something different?

Try volunteering at one of our special events!

Melinda Grube portrayed Elizabeth Cady Stanton during the 2012 Convention Days weekend.

You can help in a variety of ways, this is just one of them.

Stop by with your own ideas about how to can help.

Volunteer today!


 
John Stoudt presents Stephanie Freese with a Certificate of Appreciation

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February 9, 2013

EVERY DAY IS VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY!

Volunteers provide important services, and the staff at Women's Rights NHP appreciates the dedicated efforts of all of our volunteers!

In this photo Volunteer Coordinator John Stoudt awards a certificate to Social Media Volunteer Stephanie Freese.

Thank you to Stephanie and all of our volunteers!


 
Chelsea Lytle checks for level of painting for an art exhibit in 2012.

Chelsea Lytle checks for level on a painting. She helped set up the art exhibit of watercolor paintings exhibited at the park visitor center in 2012.

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February 2, 2013

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT?

VOLUNTEER TODAY!

If you are tired of cold weather and the winter doldrums, then consider volunteering for the National Park Service! Chelsea Lytle assisted the Cultural Resources team in setting up a special art exhibit last year at Women's Rights NHP. Find the different ways in which you can help, too!


 
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January 23, 2013

President Obama made mention of Seneca Falls along with Selma and Stonewall in his inaugural address on January 21, 2013.

Read the entire address here.


 
Helen Kirker and Ami Ghazala looking at the camera/cellphone together in the park visitor center,

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January 13, 2013

WE'RE ALL IN THE PICTURE -- ARE YOU?

VOLUNTEER TODAY!

Women's Rights NHP Volunteer Helen Kirker and Chief of Interpretation and Education Ami Ghazala check the camera before taking a photo.

Learn what exciting volunteer opportunities are available for you today!

Contact John Stoudt for more information.

 
Park Photographer and Park Ranger Jamie Wolfe

Park Ranger Jamie wolfe

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January 2, 2013


WHO TAKES THE PHOTOS?

BECOME A VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHER!

You have seen the photos of Women's Rights NHP's volunteers. Meet the one of the photographers -- Park Ranger Jamie Wolfe! Along with Volunteer Coordinator John Stoudt, Jamie records the events in which our volunteers provide their time and service. Do you want to learn more about volunteering at Women's Rights NHP? Contact us today!

 
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Helen Kirker and John Stoudt

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December 22, 2012


HOLIDAY GREETINGS!

Women's Rights NHP Volunteer Helen Kirker and Volunteer Coordinator John Stoudt wish every one a happy and safe holiday season!

Check out what the other park volunteers are up.


 
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1946 Flyer

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December 8 and 9, 2012

Join the park in celebrating with the village of Seneca Falls in the "It's a Wonderful Life" Festival. One weekend a year the village of Seneca Falls in transformed into the Real Bedford Falls.

The park will offer crafts, coloring, or make a holiday card throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. In the visitor center check out a display of vintage holiday cards and an exhibit of Richard Hunt's papers. View our Winter Film Festival feature "Top Secret Rosies" at 12 Noon on Saturday. The park visitor center is open from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm on Saturday and from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Check out our new flyer that features 1946 America and "It's a Wonderful Life."

Read or view the park's news release here for more information.

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Read the National Women's Rights History Project Act that outlines the proposal to expand Women's Rights National Historical Park by adding a Votes For Women Trail.

Read the March 31, 2009 press release about the progress of this legislation here.

 

Did You Know?

Wesleyan Chapel, site of the First Women's Rights Convention, as it is preserved today.

Did you know that one of the organizers of the First Women's Rights Convention in America, Martha Coffin Wright, frequently housed fugitive slaves in her kitchen? More...