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Contact: Lee Werst, 315.568.5302
Seneca Falls, NY – Women’s Rights National Historical Park Chief of Interpretation Lee Werst announced today that the park will host a multimedia program at the Wesleyan Chapel, August 29th through the 31st, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm each day. The program will consist of images projected within the Wesleyan Chapel that depict people and events associated with the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention. The images will be accompanied by a soundtrack made up of interviews with people in San Francisco explaining what they know, or do not know, about the convention held in Seneca Falls 160 years ago.
The program, entitled The Ghosts of Seneca Falls, was conceived and created by Cassondra Sobieralski, an artist working with video projection as an art medium. Her work has appeared in the Berkeley Art Center and the Start SOMA Gallery in San Francisco. Sobieralski became interested in creating a piece on the 1848 Seneca Falls convention when she realized that many people today have little awareness of the start of the women’s rights movement in the United States. “Women who are now in their teens and twenties came into a world where many battles had been won for them,” Sobieralski said. She went on to explain that “ . . . many do not seem to realize that the rights and freedoms that they have taken for granted are still precarious, and that there are still greater degrees of equity yet to be reached.” She hopes that this project will raise awareness of this important event of American history as well as an appreciation for the rights we enjoy today.
For additional information call Women’s Rights National Historical Park at 315.568.0024 or visit the park’s website at https://www.nps.gov/wori/.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park exists to commemorate and preserve and 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.