Women’s Rights National Historical Park Announces Memorial Day Weekend Events
Contact: Jamie Wolfe, 315.568.0025
Seneca Falls, NY - In recognition of Memorial Day, Women's Rights National Historical Park will host two living history events. Richard "Fritz" Klein, as Abe Lincoln, will perform "Allies in the Antislavery Cause" on May 25 at 1:00 PM. Gib Young, as Theodore Roosevelt, will perform "Women in My Life and Reform" on May 26 at 11:00 AM. Both performances will be held at the M'Clintock House, 14 East Williams Street, Waterloo, NY.
In addition the M'Clintock House will be open free of charge on Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26 from 10:30 AM until 5:00 PM; Monday, May 27 from 1:00-4:00 PM, and watch for park staff in the Celebrate Commemorate Parade Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 AM on Main Street in Waterloo.
First Women's Rights Convention organizer, Mary Ann M'Clintock lived at 14 East Williams Street from 1836 to 1856 with her husband and five children. As members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, the M'Clintock family was involved with antislavery societies and temperance reform. They raised money for Irish Famine relief, the Hungarian Revolution, the Waterloo public school, and held antislavery fairs. They ran an Underground Railroad Station in their home. In July of 1848 the family hosted a planning meeting for the First Women's Rights Convention and those gathered drafted the Declaration of Sentiments. Both parents and two oldest daughters attended and participated in the Seneca Falls Convention.
For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024. Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/womensrightsnps) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/WomensRightsNPS) to learn more about our upcoming programs. Learn about the park's latest activities by reading its most recent newsletter: http://www.nps.gov/wori/parknews/upload/WORI-Newsletter-Vol-2-no-1-12-26-12.pdf.