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Contact: John Stoudt, 315.568.2991 ext. 3004
Contact: David Malone, 315.568.2991 ext. 3002
Seneca Falls, NY - Women's Rights National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special walking tour in honor of Women's History Month on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m., starting at the park's Visitor Center at 136 Fall Street in downtown Seneca Falls. Park Ranger John Stoudt will present a walking tour entitled, "Take A Hike: Explore the Women's Rights History of Seneca Falls."
Ranger Stoudt's walking tour will explore the rich and varied women's rights history of Seneca Falls, including the First Women's Rights Convention, which was held in the Wesleyan Chapel on July 19 and 20, 1848. Among the areas he will discuss are the site of Amelia Bloomer's publication of The Lily and the site of Alice Paul's introduction of a proposed Equal Rights Amendment in 1923.
"The National Park Service interprets the Wesleyan Chapel as the starting point of the women's rights movement, and Seneca Falls contains many stories of the people and the events of that era," said Stoudt. "I am excited to be able to share these stories with visitors." Light refreshments will be served following the program.
After the program, visitors are invited to stay for a showing of the film Top Secret Rosies as part of the park's celebration of Women's History Month and its first annual Winter Film Festival. The film will begin at 12 p.m. in the Guntzel Theater, and it is 60 minutes in duration.
For more information about this event, please call (315) 568-0024. You can also 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