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160th Anniversary (2008)

poster including anniversary events wit
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Eleanor Stearns portraying Lucretia Mott.

Eleanor Stearns

Eleanor Stearns

On July 19, 2008 the park hosted several events. Print or view the 160th Anniversary Program here.

9:00 a.m. -- A New Exhibit - Sowing Winter Wheat - Opens in the park visitor center, 136 Fall Street.

10:30 a.m. - A Living History presentation with Eleanor Stearns as Lucretia Mott in the Wesleyan Chapel.

11:30 a.m. - A Ranger Guided Walking Tour, "In Stanton's Footsteps" will begin at the Visitor Center, 136 Fall Street, include several stops in the village, and return to the Wesleyan Chapel. Expected to last one hour and cover one mile. Will be held rain or shine.

1:00 p.m. - An Open House with Coline Jenkins at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the restored home of her great great grandparents. The House is located at 32 Washington Street, Seneca Falls. Stop by the Visitor Center for a map and directions.

 
Stanton House
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, 32 Washington Street, Seneca Falls, New York
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David Anderson

David Anderson

David Anderson

2:00 p.m. - An encore presentation of the Ranger Guided Walking Tour, "In Stanton's Footsteps" will begin at the Visitor Center, 136 Fall Street, include several stops in the village and return to the Wesleyan Chapel. Expected to last one hour and cover one mile. Will be held rain or shine.

3:00 p.m. - A Living History presentation with David Anderson, Ph.D. as Frederick Douglass to be held in the Wesleyan Chapel.

4:00 p.m. - Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park Awards to be presented in the Wesleyan Chapel.

4:30 p.m. - A musical performance featuring WomEnchant Chorus will be held in the Wesleyan Chapel.

 
Ellen Carol Dubois

Ellen Carol DuBois

Ellen Carol DuBois

5:00 p.m. - A commemorative ceremony will be held in the Wesleyan Chapel marking the 160th Anniversary of the First Women's Rights Convention and the 100th Anniversary of placement of the bronze commemorative plaque in May 1908.

Featured speakers will be:

Ellen Carol DuBois, Ph.D. - Historian, Elizabeth Cady Stanton scholar, biographer of Harriot Stanton Blatch, and professor of History at UCLA.

 
Coline Jenkins

Coline Jenkins,
piloting her own ship

Coline Jenkins

Coline Jenkins - great great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Jenkins asks us to consider the words from Stanton's famous "Solitude of Self" speech -

No matter how much women prefer to lean, to be protected and supported, nor how much men desire to have them do so, they must make the voyage of life alone, and for safety in an emergency, they must know something of the laws of navigation. To guide our own craft, we must be captain, pilot, engineer; with chart and compass to stand at the wheel; to watch the winds and waves, and know when to take in the sail, and to read the signs in the firmament over all. It matters not whether the solitary voyager is man or woman; nature, having endowed them equally, leaves them to their own skill and judgment in the hour of danger, and, if not equal to the occasion, alike they perish.

 
Blaisdell as Susan B. Anthony

Barbara Blaisdell

Barbara Blaisdell

On July 20, 2008,

2:00 p.m. - A Living History presentation with Barbara Blaisdell as Susan. B. Anthony to be held in the Wesleyan Chapel.

3:30 p.m. - Hutchinson Family Revival musical performance to be held in the Wesleyan Chapel.

Looking for more to do...
Several organizations will be joining the park's efforts to highlight the 160th Anniversary of the First Women's Rights Convention during the entire weekend of July 18, 19 and 20, 2008.

Go to The Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park or to the Village of Seneca Falls Convention Days website for additional special events.

 
160th poster

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View or print the poster to the left here. View or print the poster at the top of the page here.

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