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Plan to visit “Convention Days” in July 2020 in Seneca Falls, New York!

The Introduction: Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Amelia Bloomer! on Vimeo.

Convention Days in Seneca Falls, New York will be big this year.  JULY 17, 18, & 19, 2020.

The community has laid out plans for the entire year of 2020. It’s a “go to” place during the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. This basic educational video, “The Introduction,” features Amelia Bloomer’s introduction of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, It also shows some of the tourist locations in Seneca Falls, NY.

Introductions are important. Seneca Falls, NY has a statue commemorating the historic introduction of Amelia Bloomer when she brought together Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.


Supporters of 2020, the national suffrage centennial, have been introducing each other and networking like never before. We’re doing this, as well as lobbying, establishing our own organizations based on human values, and more, rather than relying on partisan politics that promote certain special interests over others. Behind the scenes, US citizens are establishing a parallel network based on cooperation when facing the challenges before us. This is urgent NOW!


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“Trouble Brewing in Seneca Falls, NY”: Plus suffrage centennial news!

“Trouble in Seneca Falls, New York” is an audio podcast series on Vimeo.

IN OTHER NEWS: There will be a Statue Fund press conference to announce the winning sculptor of the design competition for the Stanton/Anthony Woman Suffrage Monument on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at 10 a.m. For more information, 347-224-8976.

The National Park Service women’s equality site will be participating in Convention Days in Seneca Falls, NY from July 20-22, 2018. On Saturday, July 21, 2018 there will be a book signing for “W is for Waterfall,” a book for children highlighting women’s history by Aileen Easter. From 2:45 to 4 p.m the same day a program called “The Role of Women in the Promotion of Peace: From Lucretia Mott and the Universal Peace Union…” with content up to the present day. Starting on Convention Days and running through August 1, 2018, the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY has put out a call to storytellers and artists to imagine and create their own versions of the famous conversation between Amelia Bloomer, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton on May 12, 1851. Link to the NWHF web site for more information.

50-50 in 2020 is a nonpartisan organization based in Iowa whose goal is to recruit, train and mentor women political candidates in sufficient numbers that by the year 2020, the centennial of women’s suffrage, women will hold 50 percent of the seats in the Iowa Legislature, 50 percent of the Iowa congressional delegation, and the governor’s office.

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial has announced that it will open the national suffrage memorial in Lorton, VA on August 26, 2020. That day will have more than its share of attention. Make sure that the memorial meets its funding deadline by contributing NOW. And become a member so that you’ll receive updates and special notices.

We’ve made a contribution to Turning Point. What about you? The Votes for Women activists had us in mind when they took action from 1848 to 1920. Let’s be there for them today. If you’re an Inez Milholland supporter (our national suffrage martyr), Inez will be featured on station 8 of the suffragist memorial, along with a broad arc of honoring a wide range of those who stood up to be heard. We’re all needed now!

Nonprofit Vote has trainings and resources for non profits offering election training.

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Celebrations in Seneca Falls, NY this summer, plus big VOTETILLA!

Celebration of the anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848! on Vimeo.


Join Women’s Rights National Historical Park for Convention Days 2017. This four-day event will feature speakers, historical interpreters, themed theater performances, activities for young people, and a Native American art exhibit.

Would you like to host a table at the event? Groups are welcome with themes of equality, human rights, civil rights, and women’s rights. Contact Ashley Nottingham at: ashley_nottingham@nps.gov

The park staff is also seeking various musical performances, singers, speakers, authors, etc that are involved with equality, human rights, civil rights, or women’s rights. If you are interested in performing at the NPS historic site at Seneca Falls, contact Ami Ghazala at: noemi_ghazala@nps.gov


The National Susan B Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, NY has launched plans to commemorate the centennial of woman suffrage in New York State with a VoteTilla – a weeklong navigational celebration – to take place along the Erie Canal from July 16 to 22, 2017. A core group of canal boats will set out from Seneca Falls and travel to Rochester, with a concluding celebration at the Anthony Museum on Madison Street.

VoteTilla boats will dock at several towns and villages along the route. Local residents and partner organizations are invited to share in the celebration by offering programming and excursions or by adding their own boats to the traveling fleet. Current partners include Bristol Valley Theatre, Canal Society of New York State, the City of Rochester, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, the RIT Women’s and Gender Studies Coordinating Committee, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Susan B Anthony Neighborhood Association, the Seward House, and the University of Rochester’s Susan B Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership.The VoteTilla celebration immediately follows both the Fourth of July bicentennial celebration of the New York State canals and the Convention Days weekend in Seneca Falls, NY.


On March 18, 2017 at 9 a.m. at Saratoga State Park (the Gideon Putnam Hotel), there will be a special program about Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Ellie Stearns has researched and written portrayals of “Women  of Vision” for schools and organizations throughout New York. She participated for many years in the National Park’s dramatizations of the 1848 Convention and portrayed Elizabeth Cady Stanton on C-Span’s Writers and Books series in 2001. There will be a breakfast buffet and the program is called “Breakfast with Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” Reserve by March 8th for the March 18th program. Tickets are $55, $75, and $100. Make checks payable to LWV-NY and mail to Steve Koebrich, 718 Malta Ave extn, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Tax-deductible donations, except for the fair value of the breakfast ($25), go to the League of Women Voters, Saratoga Account, within the LWVNY-EF to support voter service programming.

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In 2020, let’s make Women’s Equality Day a national holiday!

Americans throughout the nation are joining the Women’s History Alliance in order to support Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2020 being declared as a federal holiday.

Can we do this in four years? The planning for the 2020 suffrage centennial is already underway. This includes the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI) that is looking toward programs and events throughout the nation. The National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) is working to establish a Votes for Women Heritage Trail. It is on board, as is the National Women’s History Project with its 2016 theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government” with a special 2016 Women’s Equality Day poster and a 2016 Women’s Equality Day PowerPoint presentation.

Sign up to become a state contact for the Women’s History Alliance by contacting Molly Murphy MacGregor at nwhp1980@gmail.com or
(707) 636-2888.

IN OTHER NEWS: A project to celebrate the 2017 women’s suffrage centennial in NYS. Dawn Scibilia, a filmmaker, is working on a documentary about political women in the twentieth century (1920, 1930, and 1940s). The crowd funding campaign to support “After the Vote” is about the many women who played influential political roles in twentieth-century New York City. Most Americans recognize the name of Eleanor Roosevelt but they may have little knowledge of the progressive public policies she advocated and helped achieve. Fewer still are aware of Frances Perkins, a key figure in achieving Social Security and the rights of labor unions. Hundreds of other women had similar policy goals and worked alongside Roosevelt and Perkins to win them. Contact: https://www.gofundme.com/Afterthevote

Convention Days are celebrated in July in Seneca Falls, New York each year. And while you’re in Seneca Falls, visit the women’s rights park.
Convention Days in Seneca Falls, NY

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Preparation for 2020 suffrage centennial involves input for National Park Service

The “Cradle” of the women’ rights movement in the U.S. has one national park in Seneca Falls, NY and the possibility of a second, the Harriet Tubman national park in Auburn, NY. However, the U.S. Congress appears to be unable to act so far on the Tubman proposal in spite of widespread public support. See coverage in SuffrageCentennials.com, as well as previous coverage on LetsRockTheCradle.com

The year 2016 may be a momentous one for the National Park Service when it will mark the centennial of its founding. The National Historic Preservation Act will have been in effect for 50 years. A Working Group for the National Council on Public History (NCPH) 2015 annual meeting in Nashville is expected to serve as a collaborative forum for planning a scholarly symposium to mark these important events. The symposium will take place in March 2016 during the NCPH annual meeting in Baltimore.

The intent is to create a symposium not only to commemorate the history of federal preservation, cultural resource management, and historical interpretation, but also to invite dialogue about the future of federal cultural policy and practice. Work has been completed in the past to reframe and energize the goals, purpose, and impact of federal cultural institutions. These initiatives have resulted in a number of internal and external reports –including “Imperiled Promise” and “A Call to Action” in the Park Service and the “Grand Challenges Consortia” program at the Smithsonian.

A pre-conference conversation will be held on History@Work in order to invite the members of a working group–and anyone else interested in joining the conversation–to identify the key themes and issues that should be at the heart of the 2016 symposium. Image: Harriet Tubman home in Auburn, NY. Respond to the call for National Park Service input by December 15. For more information.

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