• First Wave Statue Exhibit

    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

162nd Anniversary (2010)

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The Suffrage Flag, created by the National Woman's Party, celebrated each state that included a suffrage amendment in their state constitution. The final flag has 36 stars - the final number needed to require the suffrage amendment be ratified in the U.S. Constitution. It became the 19th Amendment. It was ratified August 26, 1920.

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This year the park celebrates the 162nd anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention. This year also marks the 90th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. We are planning several commemorative events over the weekend of July 17 and 18, 2010.

On Saturday,
July 17:

10:30 a.m. - Children's Program will be presented in the park visitor center at 136 Fall Street.

11:30 a.m. - Ranger Guided Walking Tour "In Stanton's Footsteps" will begin at the park visitor center.

1:30 p.m. - Guest Lecturer, Sharon Harris Ph, D. from University of Connecticut will discuss her new book, Dr. Mary Walker: An American Radical, 1832-1919. The program will be presented in the park visitor center theater at 136 Fall Street. Copies of the book will be available for purchase in the visitor center bookstore.

3:00 p.m. - Children's Program will be presented at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, 32 Washington Street, Seneca Falls.

4:00 p.m. - Encore presentation of Ranger Guided Walking Tour "In Stanton's Footsteps" will begin in the park visitor center.

 

On Sunday, July 18:
10:30 a.m. - Illustrated Program presented by park ranger Andrea DeKoter in the park visitor center theater. Topic to be announced.

11:30 a.m. - Children's Program in the park visitor center theater.

1:00 p.m. - "A Quaker Perspective" program in park visitor center theater. Park ranger Jamie Wolfe and Park volunteer Helen Kirker will discuss the Quaker influence on the organizers of the First Women's Rights Convention.

2:00 p.m. - Encore presentation of the Ranger Guided Walking Tour "In Stanton's Footsteps."

3:00 p.m. - Children's Program at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, 32 Washington Street, Seneca Falls.

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