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Contact: Andrea Dekoter, 315.568.2991
Seneca Falls – Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park will be commemorating the birthday of Jane Hunt with a program on Sunday, June 11 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Hunt House.
Park Ranger Andrea DeKoter will be portraying Hunt, one of the organizers of the first Women’s Rights Convention, as part of the park’s year long look at the turbulent year of 1856. Jane Hunt celebrated her 44th birthday on the 27th of June that year in the midst of growing political unrest in the abolition and women’s rights movements. Her story provides us with an example of how an individual can have an important impact on events of national significance, just as Jane Hunt made a difference in American movements for human rights.
The presentation takes place in the same room where on July 9, 1848 Jane Hunt and her four guests began planning what would be the first ever Women’s Rights Convention. Following the presentation, light refreshments will be served during a reception hosted by the Friends and rangers will be on hand to provide information about the house and family.
The Hunt House, operated by Women's Rights National Historical Park, is located at 401 East Main Street (Routes 5 & 20) in Waterloo. Parking is provided to the rear of the house. The House is not usually open to the public, except for special events. The program and reception are free and the public is encouraged to attend.