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Contact: Kimberly Szewczyk, 315-568-2991
Seneca Falls, NY- Come celebrate Elizabeth Cady Stanton's 200th birthday with Mrs.Stanton and her friends! On November 14th Women's Rights National Historical Park will commemorate Elizabeth Cady Stanton's life and legacy with an evening full of special events.
The evening begins at 4:00 pm with a "Winter Wheat Gathering" inside the Wesleyan Chapel, site of the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848. Dramatic re-enactments by historical researchers, biographers, and interpreters will honor Mrs. Stanton's women's rightsactivism. Among the women's rights pioneers featured in period attire will be Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and Sojourner Truth. Hear Stanton's colleagues in their own words describe the importance of her speeches and writings. The conversation will continue as scholars offer their reflections on the status of women today and the continuing struggle for women's equality.
At 6:00 pm, the event will move just a few doors down Fall Street to the Gould Hotel for a reception with birthday cake, punch, and dancing. Can't make it to the celebration? We invite you to send your birthday wishes to Mrs. Stanton to be displayed in the visitors' center. For electronic and video birthday sentiments, please forward them to e-mail us and for cards and letters, please mail them to Elizabeth Cady Stanton at Women's Rights NHP, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY, 13148.
All events are free and open to the public. The public is invited to dress in 19th century period attire.
Women's Rights National Historical Park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information about the park and upcoming programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-2991. Follow us on Facebook (@WomensRightsNPS) and Twitter (#WomensRightsNPS). If you would like to receive email announcements about other upcoming events, just send an email to e-mail us to subscribe. All programs are free and open to the public.