Women’s Rights National Historical Park will be celebrating National Women’s History Month in March with an array of programming and special events. New exhibits will be unveiled featuring some of the park’s most significant historical objects related to the first Women’s Rights Convention held in the park’s Wesleyan Chapel in 1848.
Dr. Barbara LeSavoy, PhD, Director of Women and Gender Studies at The College of Brockport, will be sharing her experiences traveling in Russia in a lecture and conversation on women titled, “Comparative Perspectives on the United States and Russia.” And, WCNY will once again hold its Annual Central New York Women Who Make America Awards Ceremony at the park. These are just a sampling of the activities that will be on the park’s calendar during National Women’s History Month.
In preparation for this exciting month of festivities, Women’s Rights National Historical Park will be closed during the month of February, reopening to the public on March 1st. During February, staff will be hard at work inside sprucing up, adding interactive elements to the exhibit area, installing a new art exhibit, and creating an immersive education space to engage and inspire youth.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park is the touchstone of the women’s rights movement telling the story of the largest social movement in American history. A grand re-opening event is planned for Sunday, March 1st, when the public will be invited to be one of the first to see the park’s newest updates and re-discover Women’s Rights National Historical Park to experience the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention, the state of the women’s movement today, civil rights, and human rights. For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024.
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