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Women’s Rights National Historical Park Seeks Comments and Suggestions on “Votes for Women History Trail”

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Date: August 6, 2012
Contact: John Stoudt, 315.568.0024

On Wednesday, August 22nd, a public meeting will be held at Women's Rights National Historical Park between 7- 9pm to gather local residents' and interested parties'suggestions and comments about creating the "Votes for Women History Trail Route." All are welcome to attend.

The 2009 Park Omnibus Bill authorized Women's Rights NHP to administer a Votes for Women History Trail Route that would link properties in the New York State that are historically and thematically associated with the struggle for women's suffrage in the United States. To learn more about the Trail visit www.parkplanning.nps.gov/votesforwomen

The National Park Service (NPS) has identified funds to begin the process of formally establishing the trail by defining the criteria for participation and a selection process by which trail sites would be selected.

The NPS and Women's Rights National Historical Park are committed to making this planning process as inclusive as possible and is inviting the public to share their comments with the regional planning team on August 22nd, 2012 in the park'sWesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY. If unable to attend in person, comments can also be made on the website above. The regional planning team will be taking the lead in the development of the criteria and selection process. Light refreshments will be served before and after the meeting through the generosity of Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park.

For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori .You can also follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. You can also learn about the park's latest activities by reading its most recent newsletter http://www.nps.gov/wori/parknews/upload/WORI-Newsletter-Vol-1-No-3-Summer-2012.pdf .

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