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Contact: Lee Werst, 315.568.5302
Seneca Falls – Women’s Rights National Historical Park will be offering two special programs during the week of Convention Days.
Park Ranger Jamie Wolfe will present an illustrated program, “Stronger than When We Began”: The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1856, July 19 and 20 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and July 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the park visitor center at 136 Fall Street. “The Declaration of Sentiments asked the participants of the 1848 convention to continue to ‘agitate’ for equality, and it worked, for many gains were made in eight years,” said Wolfe. The program will highlight the successes of the women’s rights movement through 1856. This special program is included in the park’s daily admission charge.
Park Ranger John Stoudt will lead a walking tour to five historic and cultural sites in Seneca Falls on Saturday, July 22. As part of the Convention Days programs, these guided walking tours will depart from the History Tent at Academy Square at 11:00 am and at 2:00 pm. “Come join me on a narrated tour as we learn about the "Secrets of Seneca Falls," said Stoudt.
The tour will include the Wesleyan Chapel at the Women's Rights National Historical Park, the Seneca Falls Heritage Area Visitor Center, and the Seneca Museum of Industry and Waterways. From there the tour will proceed to the National Women's Hall of Fame, and it will conclude at the Seneca Falls Historical Society. At each stop you can listen to a brief overview of some of the little-known facts and human interest stories about Seneca Falls and its history.
This program will last approximately one hour. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. There is no charge for this program.
In addition to the special programs, tours will also be offered at the Wesleyan Chapel, Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, and the M’Clintock House during the week as part of the summer season through September 4. For more information on Women’s Rights National Historical Park, public program schedules, and special events go to www.nps.gov/wori or call 315.568.0024.