160th Anniversary (2008)
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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