Visitors should call 315-568-0024 before visiting the park during the winter months. Due to inclement weather, the park may close with short notice.
Women's Rights NHP Announces Program for 164th Anniversary Events
Contact: John Stoudt, 315.568.0024
Women's Rights National Historical Park has announced its program for the 164th Anniversary of the First Women's Rights Convention. The Anniversary events will be held from July 19 - 22, 2012. All events will be free of charge.
"Women's Rights National Historical Park interprets the history of the First Women's Rights Convention, and our annual anniversary events commemorate this special and important event," said Superintendent Tammy Duchesne. "We are proud to offer an exciting, informative, and entertaining schedule of events which will appeal to all visitors," added Superintendent Duchesne.
Several programs will be offered during the Anniversary events. Artist Carol Flueckiger will present a program and several art workshops as a part of Women's Rights NHP's ongoing ARTS AFIRE! programs. Melinda Grube will portray Elizabeth Cady Stanton in two different programs on Saturday, July 21, and Pamela L. Poulin will portray Matilda Joslyn Gage in two different programs on Saturday, July 21, and Sunday, July 22.
Paul and Mary Kuhn will present phrenology demonstrations, and Bonnie Breed will present lace-making demonstrations as part of the Anniversary events. The Hutchinson Family Revival will perform abolitionist, temperance, and women's rights songs. Also, Women's Rights NHP Social Media Coordinator Stephanie Freese will live-blog during the Anniversary events.
For more information regarding our program of events, please refer to our website: http://www.nps.gov/wori/planyourvisit/164th-anniversary-2012.htm.
For a listing of the Convention Days events in Seneca Falls, please visit the Convention Days Committee website at http://www.conventiondays.com/schedule.html.
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-2-Spring-2012.pdf .
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