Beacon Plans Dedication Margaret Fuller Historic Marker

Beacon, NY: On Saturday, May 21, 2016, the City of Beacon, New York will hold a ceremony to unveil an historic marker dedicated to women's rights activist, Margaret Fuller. This marker commemorates the historic visit of the noted American journalist and critic to then Fishkill Landing in the Fall of 1844. Fuller resided here for seven weeks while writing America's first feminist work, Woman in the Nineteenth Century. The book’s publication profoundly impacted the women’s rights movement, inspiring the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York.



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Sidelines Book Club Gloria Steinems Life On the Road -
Kirsten Gillibrand and Gloria Steinems discuss everything from the importance of talking circles in organizing to the importance of electing more women to Congress.

Buffalo News article on Tubman

Announcement - Kelly Ellenwood of BeaconArts announces that composer Debra Kaye has been commissioned to write a special Margaret Fuller song for the Marker Dedication on May 21, 2016. It is based upon one of Margaret's poems.

"Distraction Abstraction - a bipolar odyssey"An Art Exhibit by Roberta Estes Opens at Women's Rights National Historical Park

Seneca Falls, NY- Women’s Rights National Historical Park is pleased to announce the opening of artist Roberta Estes’ new art exhibit titled, “Distraction Abstraction – a bipolar odyssey.” The exhibit will be on display in the park’s gallery space now through June 30th. Estes lives and creates her art in Seneca Falls and is known for her bold, bright, and colorful abstract paintings. Estes states, “Within the last year, I embarked on an introspective journey. For me, these paintings visually express the process of releasing layers -and years- of secrecy and censure. I believe now is the time for an open conversation about mental illness to challenge negative stigma and false perceptions. I am bipolar, but it is merely a distraction… it does not define me as a person: being an artist does.”


Raising Awareness

The Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that supports the mission of the Park to promote awareness of the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls and its significance. 

Our Mission is to inspire individuals to support this Park, the birthplace of Women’s Rights in America.

Our Vision is to insure, in perpetuity, the preservation of the Park for the inspiration and full achievement of equality for all.

To achieve this end, the national Friends organization raises funds for Park initiatives, including the preservation of Park historical sites and educational programs.



The Centennial Goal of the National Park Service is to connect with and create the next generation of Park visitors, supporters and advocates.

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To be a “Friend” is to be an advocate of this important historical landmark and all it holds for the future.

We welcome your support through a financial contribution and your participation in the many events associated with the Women’s rights National Historical Park.  Please feel free to contact us with your comments and questions.

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