Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation

On August 26 top musicians, changemakers and activist icons put on an amazing virtual concert and rally to increase votes by and for women.

Now you have another chance to see Women Take the Stage if you missed it then!

Join Gloria Steinem, Dolores Huerta, Alicia Garza, Vanessa Williams, Lily Tomlin, Billie Jean King, Judy Gold, Sweet Honey in the Rock, The Chicks, Indigo Girls, BETTY, the B-52s’ Kate Pierson, poet Staceyann Chin, founder of The Representation Project Jennifer Siebel Newsom and many more.

Opening the show is NY’s groundbreaking Attorney General, Letitia James.


3 ENCORE PERFORMANCES WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2 NOON, 6 PM & MIDNIGHT ET GET YOUR FREE TICKET: NOON / 6 PM / MIDNIGHT ET with captions!


Changemakers Leadership Academy

Women’s Rights National Historical Park & Friends of Women’s Rights NHP Educator (2) Position Descriptions


Seeking 2 Expert Educator Assistants

Honorarium: $3,000.00 each (2 installments)


Mission

The Mission of Changemakers Leadership Academy is to facilitate experiences that will inspire young people to be more engaged citizens. Changemakers is intended to motivate civic engagement through interactions with community leaders and powerful historic women who led the Women’s Rights Movement.


During a week-long seminar, participants will discover their own unique position as a changemaker in the global community. Participants will be challenged to think critically about the roles and responsibilities of citizenship and the foundations of ethical leadership.


This academy aims to cultivate a new generation of self-assured leaders by exploring leadership principles in partnership with the following community organizations.


Leadership Areas

Community Organizations

Activism Law Religion Business Education

Women’s Rights NHP

National Women’s Hall of Fame SBA Museum and House

Seneca Falls Business Association Seward House and Museum Canandaigua Court House

First Presbyterian Church, Seneca Falls Ganondagon State Historic Site

Harriett Tubman National Historical Park NY State Legislature


Responsibilities

The selectees will work closely with Denise DeLucia, Education Specialist, Women’s Rights NHP, and Emily McCarter, President, Friends of Women’s Rights NHP and will collaborate with each other throughout the process.


The selectees will design a weeklong 2021 summer seminar agenda, incorporating leadership principles in partnership with the community organizations listed above. Selectees are asked to finalize the Seminar’s daily schedules and all necessary logistics. They will also be tasked with creating digital content and designing a daily leadership journal to culminate in a capstone project/presentation.


Qualifications

  • Be an organized, self-starter

  • Experience creating educational content for middle and/or high school aged youth.

  • Proven use of creating digital and on-site units of learning.

  • Success using a variety of techniques and tactics.

  • Understanding of the planning and logistics of creating and scheduling daily field trips and activities

  • The ability to collaborate for optimum results

  • Understanding, and knowledge of leadership concepts and women’s history


If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a letter of interest with your resume to Denise DeLucia at denise_delucia@nps.gov.


Susan B. Anthony Lane it is

Board of Supervisors votes to rename street in honor of the famed suffragette tried and convicted at the Ontario County Courthouse

CANANDAIGUA — Early suffragette and civil rights leader Susan B. Anthony will be getting her just due in Canandaigua.

The Ontario County Board of Supervisors on Thursday night voted to rename Court Street, a small, one-way street that runs outside the Ontario County Courthouse, to Susan B. Anthony Lane in her honor.

The resolution before them notes Susan B. Anthony “as a champion of the temperance, abolition and suffrage movements” and the street renaming acknowledges “her role in shaping history and her bravery for standing for what she believed in during a time when women were considered inferior.”

The Ontario County Courthouse is where Anthony was tried and convicted of voting in an election in 1873 — arguably providing a spark that led to the eventual 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

The resolution voted on Thursday night also references the courthouse as the site upon where she delivered “the most famous speech in the history of the agitation for woman suffrage.”

Anthony also is known for her work for temperance, abolition and educational and labor reform in addition to women’s suffrage and women’s rights. Anthony may have been tried and found guilty of voting and she was fined $100, but she never paid.

Aug. 18 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the vote.

Canandaigua City Supervisor Rich Russell, who championed the idea early on in the process, said some sort of event tied to the street renaming will be held that day. Canandaigua City Councilmember Dan Unrath, who brought the idea to his colleagues after speaking with constituents in the Ward 2 he represents, said a street sign may also go up on that day.


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Monday Lecture Series Announced

This 10-lecture series will be presented virtually via Zoom monthly from September 2020 to June 2021. Each presentation will be offered at 1:00 pm EST. The virtual format makes this popular series available to viewers all over the world.

  • September 21, 2020 – Cartooning for Suffrage! Nina Evans Allender
    Ronnie Frishman
  • October 19, 2020 – Women in the Nixon Administration: Defining Simple Justice
    Yi Shun Lai, PhD
  • November 16, 2020 – Amnesia and Politics in the Mount Hope Cemetery
    Katie Terezakis, PhD
  • December 14, 2020 – Relationships and Rights: Sophonisa Breckinridge, Same-Sex Relationships , and Women’s Activism in Modern America
    Anya Jabour, PhD
  • January 11, 2021 – Migrant Longing: Letter Writing across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
    Miroslava Chavez- Garcia, PhD
  • February 8, 2020 – The Role of Imagery in Social Movements
    Tamar W. Carroll, PhD
  • March 8, 2021 – Suffragists: Public Relations Pioneers
    Arien Rozelle
  • April 12, 2021 – When White Women Wanted a Monument to Black “Mammies”: A 1923 Fight Shows Confederate Monuments Are About Power, Not Southern Heritage
    Alison Parker, PhD
  • May 10, 2021 – Manhood Enslaved: Bondmen in Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century New Jersey
    Ken Marshall, PhD
  • June 10, 2021 – Why the ERA went MIA
    Jennifer Lloyd, PhD

Purchase the 10-lecture series and receive a set of Susan B. Anthony: Revolutionary note cards (six 5x7 cards with envelopes, a $25 value) and a $10 gift card to the Museum Shop. Individual lectures are available at $25 each. Space is limited—make your reservations today by clicking here to purchase the series or individual lectures!


Explore the Women's Rights National Historical Park from afar with Google Earth and learn about the revolutionary story of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention, held in Seneca Falls, NY, July 19 and 20, 1848. This virtual tour allows visitors to interact with the Park's pivotal story through pictures, video, maps, and text.

Kahoot Trivia Game

The Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY have also created a Kahoot trivia game, intended to be completed with or after taking the virtual tour with Google Earth. The game can be accessed here. Those who already have a Kahoot account can also locate this game by searching the following title, "Women's Rights Trivia: Virtual Tour of WORI." Once found, this trivia game can be saved and edited, as needed, for educational use.


Virtual Convention Days 2020
Legacies of our Foremothers

July 17-19, 2020

Convention Days has been a signature event in Seneca Falls for many years. This annual event allows visitors to engage with women’s history, focusing on the revolutionary 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention through art, storytelling, speakers, and special programming. The park will continue this tradition in a new format this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and host programs via the park’s website and social media platforms.

This year’s Convention Days theme, “Legacies of Our Foremothers,” focuses on the enduring contributions of the leaders of the early Women’s Rights Movement. Living history portrayals, along with presentations by scholars, artists, and park rangers, will aim to provide context and insight into lives and choices of those activists for social change. Online dialogue and a live question-and-answer session will allow virtual visitors to participate in discussions about the impact those historical figures continue to have on women’s rights today.

The weekend event will commence with a live broadcast on July 17 at 11 a.m. by Acting Superintendent DeKoter followed by a keynote presentation by author, legislator, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton descendant Coline Jenkins. Programs will also focus on the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. The 1848 convention called for women’s suffrage, but it took another 72 years before the right to vote in the U.S. could no longer be denied on the basis of gender. A schedule of events, including full details of the weekend’s programs, is available below.

The public can view scheduled events on the Park's YouTube Channel or Facebook Page.


Virtual Convention Days 2020 Schedule

Virtual Convention Days 2020
  • Friday, July 17, 2020

    11:00 AM
    Welcome Ceremony with Superintendent Andrea DeKoter (live) and Coline Jenkins

    12:00 PM
    Declaration of Sentiments reading by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube)

    1:00 PM
    Living history: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube)

    1:30 PM
    The Challenge of Portraying Stanton w/ Dr. Melinda Grube

    2:00 PM
    Ranger Talk: Wesleyan Chapel

    3:00 PM
    Living History: Harriet Tubman (portrayed by Dr. Daisy Century)

    4:00 PM
    Ranger Talk: M'Clintock House

  • Saturday, July 18, 2020

    10:00 AM
    Living history: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and frederick Douglass (portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube and Nathan Richardson)

    11:00 AM
    Livestream: Highlights Pro-Women's Skydiving Team- 19th Amendment Jump in Seneca Falls

    12:00 PM
    Penny Colman, author of The Vote:Women's Fierce Fight

    1:00 PM
    Living History: Susan B Anthony (portrayed by Marjorie Goldman)

    2:00 PM
    Live w/ Q&A: Grappling with Suffragists' Racism: New Approaches and Frameworks by Dr. Laura Free

    3:00 PM
    Ranger talk: Elizabeth Cady Stanton House

    4:00 PM
    Living history: Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth C Stanton, and Susan B Anthony

  • Sunday, July 19, 2020

    11:00 AM
    How New York Women Won Suffrage in 1917, with Dr. Kristi Anderson

    12:00 PM
    Living history: Frederick Douglass (portrayed by Nathan Richardson)

    1:00 PM
    Living history: Sojourner Truth (portrayed by Dr. Daisy Century)

    2:00 PM
    Shout! Poetry for Suffrage with Susanna Rich


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.

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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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