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Nan Johnson Legacy Project to provide interns for Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Nan Johnson (center) with members of Friends Finger Lakes Chapter (L-R) Helen Kirker, Adriene Emmo, Mary Luckern and Fran Wenderlich at June 23 kick-off reception. The Nan Johnson Legacy Project was launched at the American Association of University Women House in Rochester, NY on June 23, 2008. The project is an endowment fund established in honor of the founding President of Friends of the Women’s…

Kate Clifford Larson gives inspirational talk on Harriet Tubman at M’Clintock House

Professor Kate Clifford Larson of Simmons College in Boston highlighted the Memorial Day weekend program at Women’s Rights National Historical Park with an inspirational talk on Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman on May 24, 2008 at M’Clintock House in Waterloo, NY. Author of the 2004 definitive biography, “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero,” Larson pointed out that Tubman has…

Friends Workshop well received by elementary and middle school teachers

Workshop Coordinator Rick Kollins with (L-R) presenters Cindy Parrish, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Eleanor Stearns), Meg Agnew and Judy Wellman. In photo at right, workshop participants and presenters enjoy an Italian buffet lunch at Buon Amici restaurant in Seneca Falls. Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park all-day workshop on Friday, November 2, 2007, was attended by 20 elementary and middle school teachers, who gave high…

Sandra Day O’Connor visits WRNHP

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and 20 other women attorneys visited the Women’s Rights National Historical Park on October 21, 2007. O’Connor, first female Supreme Court Justice (1981-2006), was presented with copies of Judith Wellman’s book “The Road to Seneca Falls” and Melina Mara’s photographic collection “Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate” by Friends President MarilynTedeschi and the visitors…

Women’s Hall of Fame Induction

Friends were in attendance at the New York Chiropractic College on October 7, 2007, for the induction of nine new members into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls. Among the inductees was Martha Coffin Wright, one of the five organizers of the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls in 1848, who was represented at the ceremony by her great-great grandson James…

Friends welcome Russian visitors to Seneca Falls

Four historical site administrators from Russia were guests of Friends and the Rochester chapter of the American Association of University Women in Seneca Falls on September 24, 2007. The delegation visited the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the National Women’s Hall of Fame and were given a tour of Seneca Falls by Richard Burtless. One of the visitors made a presentation of her work…

Votes for Women’s History Trail Legislation in Congress

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rep. LouiseSlaughter have introduced the National Women’s Rights History Project Act to create a Votes for Women’s History Trail linking sites in New York State significant in the struggle for women’s suffrage and civil rights. The auto route would be part of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and would include signage, exhibits and interpretive programs. The Act would also expand the National…

“Roads From Seneca Falls” Website established to provide educational resources for teaching women’s history

Historian and Friends member Judy Wellman (center) announced the establishment of “Roads From Seneca Falls” at the Women’s Rights Historical National Park on July 19, 2007, the 159th anniversary of the nation’s first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls. The website was developed by SUNY Oswego and Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies to make web-based materials related to women’s history and leadership easily accessible…

Fergus Bordewich at WRNHP

Author Fergus Bordewich with Helen Kirker, Coordinator of Park Volunteers for Friends Finger Lakes Chapter.   Noted journalist and author Fergus Bordewich discussed his recently published book “Bound for Canaan”  at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park on July 28, 2007.  The book has been critically acclaimed as the first comprehensive work on the Underground Railroad in more than a century and reveals much previously unknown historical information about…

Proposal for Wesleyan Chapel Preservation

The National Park Service has released the results of its environmental assessment and preferred alternative for the preservation of the Wesleyan Chapel, site of the First Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. The complete document is available at htttp://parkplanning.nps.gov/ and to receive a written copy of the report, please call 315-568-2262