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Contact: Lee Werst, 315.568.5302
Seneca Falls - The M'Clintock House, located at 14 East Williams Street in Waterloo, will reopen for tours beginning Friday, May 28. The site will be open Friday through Monday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, throughout the summer. Interpretive programs about the M'Clintock family will be offered at 2:00 and 3:00 on those days. The house is part of Women's Rights National Historical Park.
As part of Waterloo's "Celebrate Commemorate" observance, the house will have extended hours (12:00 PM to 5:00 PM) on Saturday, May 29. In addition, the M'Clintock House will host a visit by President Theodore Roosevelt, portrayed by Mr. Gib Young, on that day at 2:00. President Roosevelt's involvement with National Parks and women's suffrage will be part of the program.
The house was the home of Thomas and Mary Ann M'Clintock, prominent Quakers active in both the anti-slavery and women's rights movements. Their home served as a stop on the Underground Railroad and was the site for planning the First Women's Rights Convention held in 1848, in Seneca Falls. The parlor of the home is recognized as the location where the Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the convention, was drafted.
The M'Clintock House has been restored to its 1848 appearance and is listed as part of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. For more information call Women's Rights National Historical Park at 315-568-0024.
Women's Rights National Historical Park exists to commemorate and preserve the story of the First Women's Rights Convention and historical structures associated with it in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, New York. All public tours and programs are free and open to the public.