On Saturday afternoon, November 12th, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park will celebrate the 201st birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
This will be the last day of the season that the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House will be open, as it will be closed for restorations. It will reopen again the spring of 2017.
Historical Interpreters Nathan Richardson as Frederick Douglass, and Dr. Melinda Grube as Elizabeth Cady Stanton will be at the Stanton House at 32 Washington Street, Seneca Falls, NY, from 10 am to 1 pm.
At 1 pm, the celebration moves to the Wesleyan Chapel, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, with guest speaker, Kandice Watson, Oneida Indian Nation Director of Education and Cultural Outreach, followed at 2 pm with “Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Challenging Friendship”.
The celebration will conclude with an award ceremony, “In Her Footsteps”, by the Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park to three young girls that model Stanton. Lastly, visitors will add items that speak to their thoughts on equality to a time capsule, which will be closed for 50 years.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information about the park and upcoming programs, visit their website or call (315) 568-2991.
Photo: Elizabeth Cady Stanton circa 1880.