Women’s Rights National Historical Park
Celebrates the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service

Seneca Falls, NY- The National Park Service is turning 100 years old on August 25 and Women’s Rights National Historical Park invites everyone to join the party.                                                    



14-Member Commission Hosts Inaugural Meeting in Seneca Falls,
Birthplace of Women’s Rights Movement

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Elected Commission Chair

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the kick-off of New York State Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission, which will be responsible for a series of statewide programs that celebrate women's suffrage in New York State. The 14-member commission will work to promote the anniversary of women's suffrage between 2017, marking 100 years from when women won the right to vote in New York State and 2020, a century after the 19th Amendment was ratified.                                               



Women’s Rights National Historical Park to Host Naturalization Ceremony
Embrace Citizenship – Experience America Through Your National Parks

Seneca Falls, NY - Candidates from multiple countries will become new citizens during a ceremony at Women’s Rights National Historical Park on Friday, August 26, 2016. This is one of many naturalization ceremonies taking place in national parks during Citizenship Week under a partnership between the National Park Service and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The theme is “Embrace Citizenship – Experience America through your National Parks.”


Celebrating Summer - Yoga, Walking Tours, and Ranger Kayak Tours

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American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and National Parks on the Air Event to Mark National Park Service Centennial

Seneca Falls, NY- American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and Women’s Rights National Historical Park are partnering for National Parks on the Air event to mark the National Park Service Centennial. ARRL hopes that this program will encourage ham radio operators to learn more about national parks in their area, challenge them to explore new public lands, and share their hobby with the next generation.


Women's Rights National Historical park to Hold Discussion in Commemoration of LGBT Month

Women's Rights National Historical park to Hold Discussion in Commemoration of LGBT Month Seneca Falls, NY- In commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Month), Women’s Rights National Historical Park will hold a public discussion on historical and current LGBTQ civil rights struggles on Saturday, June 25th at 1:00 pm in the Wesleyan Chapel. Featured speakers will be Megan Springate, PhD candidate, University of Maryland and the National Park Service’s Prime Consultant to the LGBTQ Heritage Initiative along with Ethan Lewis, the LGBT Program Assistant at the Cortland, NY LGBT Resource Center. LGBT Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan which are widely recognized as a catalyst for the modern civil rights movement in the LGBT community.


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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

"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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