Special Program Marks the Closing of the M'Clintock House for the Season

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Date: August 24, 2006
Contact: Lee Werst, 315.568.8302

Seneca Falls--Women’s Rights National Historical Park Superintendent, Tina Orcutt announced today that the M’Clintock House in Waterloo will be closing for the season on September 4. The public is invited to visit the home where the close-knit, Quaker family of seven harbored fugitive slaves on the Underground Railroad, entertained famous lecturers and helped to plan the First Women’s Rights Convention. “This incredible family worked with Elizabeth Cady Stanton to draft the Declaration of Sentiments, a document proclaiming to the world that “all men and women are created equal”. “Take a few minutes out of your busy summer schedule to stop by before the house closes for the winter,” said Superintendent Orcutt.

Park Ranger John Stoudt will present a special program lecture “A New Chapter: the M’Clintock Family and their Home,” at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, September 4, 2006, at the M’Clintock House, 14 East Williams Street, Waterloo.

The M’Clintock family moved to Waterloo from Philadelphia in 1836 and returned in 1856. The special program lecture will focus on the 1856 events that persuaded the M’Clintocks to move. “In late 1856 the entire family started a new chapter in their lives by moving back to Pennsylvania. Their move from Waterloo reflected their response to that year’s events,” said Ranger Stoudt.

The M’Clintock House at 14 East Williams Street in Waterloo is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Admission is charged. For more information about Women’s Rights National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/wori or call 315.568.0024.

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