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Contact: Lee Werst, 315.568.5302On Friday, June 5th, Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska and former vice presidential candidate, visited Women's Rights National Historical Park.
Superintendent Tina Orcutt greeted the Governor and escorted her party, which included her husband Todd and daughter Willow, on a tour of park sites. Governor Palin spent approximately 45 minutes viewing exhibits in the visitor center and visiting the Wesleyan Chapel, site of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. She also strolled along the Waterwall, where the Declaration of Sentiments is inscribed along with the names of the signers of the document. After touring the park, the governor walked down Fall Street to visit the nearby National Women's Hall of Fame.
Governor Palin was in Central New York to participate in the city of Auburn's Founder's Day on June 6th. In 1867, Auburn's William Seward, then Secretary of State, was responsible for the purchase of Alaska from Russia. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Alaskan statehood.