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Declaration of Sentiments Rededicated at Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Coline Jenkins (center), great great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, is the first to sign the Book of Rededication of the Declaration of Sentiments of 1848 at the 160th anniversary of the Declaration and the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls. Jene Radcliffe-Birch (left), organizer of the ceremony, and Seneca Falls Mayor Diana Smith join in the signing. The Book of Rededication will be…

Heroic Girlz receive “In Her Footsteps” award at Friends 10th anniversary celebration

“Heroic Girlz” Emma Parrish Post, Thea Ezinga, Devyn Yurko and Elon Michaud (clockwise from top left) were honored at Friends 10th anniversary celebration July 19, 2008. The four girls who researched and portrayed famous women as 11-year-olds in the stage play and film “Heroic Girlz” were presented with  Friends’ “In Her Footsteps” award during the celebrations of the 160th anniversary of the first Women’s Rights Convention July…

Author Jill Norgren presentation on Belva Lockwood at WRNHP

In her recently published book “Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would be President,” prize-winning legal historian Jill Norgren recounts, for the first time, the life story of one of the 19th century’s most surprising and accomplished advocates for women’s rights. Lockwood was Washington’s first prominent female lawyer and ran for President in 1884 and 1888 as the National Equal Rights Party candidate. In celebration of…

When Pross met Stanton

Artist Katherine Pfeffer Pross presented her new portrait “Elizabeth Cady Stanton, The Seed of Consciousness,” at Elizabeth’s Bloomers Gallery in Seneca Falls on March 8, 2008. The 4′ x 5′ work shows Stanton sitting at the desk where she wrote the Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 with a suffrage banner in the background. The original portrait will be hung permanently in the National Women’s Hall…

Rights vs. Rights: An Improbable Collision Course Pioneers Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass worked together

In a New York Times feature, Mark Leibovich analyzed the relationship between the women’s rights and civil rights movements in American history and implications for the 2008 Presidential race. Leibovich wrote: “Breakthrough politics can be a zero-sum game, with distinct groups striving for a finite piece of the change pie. It brings to mind that the civil rights movement and the women’s movement have a…

Historic 1816 Quaker Meetinghouse Stabilizied

Richard Deys of Macedon carries an old wagon jack down the stairs as he works to stabilize the 1816 Quaker Meetinghouse in Farmington. (Photo courtesy Democrat and Chronicle) The Friends of the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse announced in 2008 that stabilization of the site had been completed and fund-raising would begin to restore the historic structure, which played a significant role in the 19th century…

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…