Special Event

Resolutions Revisited, Part 4: Marriage and Property

Fee: Free.

Location: LAT/LONG: 42.910780, -76.800130

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Dates & Times


Saturday, April 27, 2019


2:00 PM


1 hour and 30 minutes

Type of Event



Join us for the fourth part of a six-part discussion series exploring the Declaration of Sentiments and the progress made on those grievances through grassroots reform and national legislation from 1848 to 2018. Today's program looks at how marriage and property laws affected  woman in the 1840s, and the way women's rights reformers addressed this critical issue. 


About Resolutions Revisited 

The Declaration of Sentiments written for the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention declares a list of grievances similar to those of the Declaration of Independence. Explore and discuss these grievances, deeply rooted in the resolute and principled beliefs of the time with Dr. Melinda Grube and park staff at Women’s Rights National Historical Park.

This six-part series will take place on six Saturdays from December to June. Each session will be held in the theater located on the first floor of the Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center. Sessions begin at 2:00 P.M. No pre-registration is required. Participation is encouraged!

  • December 1, 2018:  Context and History
  • February 23, 2019:  The Preamble and the Enlightenment
  • March 30, 2019:  Politics and Voting
  • April 27, 2019:  Marriage and Property
  • May 18, 2019:  Education and Work
  • June 15, 2019:  Religion and Morality

(Note: The schedule for this series has been updated since the lapse of appropriations in January 2019.)


About Dr. Melinda Grube

Melinda Grube, PhD, a descendant of a Seneca Falls abolitionist family, has followed an educational path inspired by women’s rights history. Dr. Grube is an adjunct lecturer of history at Cayuga Community College and has portrayed Elizabeth Cady Stanton for educational programs, lectures, and events in Seneca Falls and throughout New York State for more than a decade.

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