The Women’s Rights Alliance of New York State invites you to be part of our Women’s Rights Conference in November by sending your ideas for a presentation, panel or workshop.

The Alliance and the Conference will celebrate the 2020 Women's Suffrage Centennial by exploring race, class and culture in the women’s suffrage movement and sustaining women’s rights after 2020 in New York State.

Please take a few moments to review the attached material about the conference, the committee and the Alliance membership goals.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

WRANYS Executive Committee

Call for Papers

Friends Newsletter & Annual Report - July 2018

We are delighted to update you on some of the projects and programming supported by our generous donors. We hope you will be pleased to learn that much of the Friends’ recent work has focused on providing educational opportunities to actively involve youth in our beloved Park. Click here to download the newsletter (.pdf)

The Underground Railroad Room

Presented by Michele Jones Galvin - Tuesday August 21st, 8:30pm EST

“Aunt Harriet,” Michele Jones Galvin refers to Harriet Tubman. A descendant of Tubman, Michele and her mother, Joyce Stokes Jones, wrote the first biography of the iconic legend from a combination of family knowledge and extensive research. Michele will share with us excerpts from their book, Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of her People, and the process of writing it. She and Sally will look at the Underground Railroad in Central New York then and today. While slavery is everywhere outlawed, there are more enslaved people than ever before in the world today. Gage offered her home as a station on the Underground Railroad, risking imprisonment and financial ruin. She also documented sex trafficking in 1893. Syracuse is a city through which workers are currently trafficked.

If you would like to sign up to join this session please click here! once you sign up, you'll be sent instructions on how to join the on-line webinar through your computer. If you are unable to take part on August 21, you can still sign up and listen to the recorded session at any time. Listen, and take part with questions and responses from the convenience of your home! All speakers and Kathleen Bishop are donating their services, so enjoy the webinar while you support the Gage Foundation.

If you are interested in joining the second set of our webinar series in the fall, details can be found here and tickets for all four sessions can be found here.

Women's Rights National Historical Park - Convention Days 2018 held July 20th – 22

Seneca Falls, NY-- Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) is pleased to announce Convention Days 2018. In 2018, we are exploring the power of words to commemorate the 225th birthday of the reformer, orator, and preacher, Lucretia Mott; the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass; and the 170th anniversary of the First Women’s Rights Convention. This year’s theme, “You have pens and voices,” comes from an 1841 call to action by Lucretia Mott. Events are free and include children’s activities, art projects, live music, living history programs, speakers, and much more.

Highlights include presentations with keynote speaker- Robbin Jorgensen, CEO and founder of Women Igniting Change® Friday and Saturday, children’s activities with Miss Tara and Miss Martha from the Seneca Falls Library Friday and Saturday, and take-home crafts with local artist Sandra Shutter on Friday and Sunday.

Friday at 3:00 pm Women’s Rights National Historical Park is happy to host “Honoring Our Legacy: Remembering Esther Blake and Mary Curry in Preserving the Wesleyan Chapel” with a reception following. At 7:00 pm the Seneca Falls Community Band will begin a night of music continued by Symphoria, featuring Grammy Winning artist Joanne Shenandoah in the greenspace by the Historic Knitting Mill, the future home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. 

Saturday, speakers include Christopher Densmore and Wendy Chmielewski from Swarthmore College, a conversation with Living Historians Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and an exciting community art project conducted by Art Force 5 from Alfred University.  At 4:00 pm, come to the live taping of the Stuff you Missed in History Class podcast in the Wesleyan Chapel.  At 7:30 pm, the opera Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Matilda Joselyn Gage will be performed in the Wesleyan Chapel. 

Convention Days activities will occur throughout Seneca Falls. Be sure to check out the entire schedule and other community museums for special events. We look forward to fun-filled weekend- rain or shine. Public parking is available throughout town, and accessible parking is available behind Women’s Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center.

For more information about Convention Days or Women’s Rights National Historical Park including hours and programs, please visit our website at or call (315) 568-0024.


Our Mission

The Friends of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls serve as ambassadors and advocates for the preservation and interpretation of women’s history and its enduring links to liberty, justice, and equality for all. Our aim is to support the daily operations of the Park through fundraising and preservation efforts, and by forging local and national partnerships, building membership, and creating and sustaining educational programming and dialogues to inspire the next generation of Park visitors.

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.

Be a Friend

To be a FRIEND is to be an advocate for this important historical landmark and all it means for the future and rights of women and girls.

We welcome your support of the Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park via a financial contribution and your participation in the many events associated with the Friends and the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY.


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