The Women’s Rights National Historical Park and The Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park have announced the opening of Radical Optimism: The Enduring Power of the Women Who Won the Vote, a new exhibit at the Fall Street Visitor Center in Seneca Falls, NY.
Radical Optimism features an overview of generations of women who dedicated themselves to the struggle for women’s voting rights. Spanning more than 80 years — from the first female public speakers to the vote that changed the future for American women — the exhibit brings viewers through the challenges and obstacles facing the suffragists, even from within their own movement, and explores how they remained motivated, hopeful, and steadfast through years of frustration, conflict, and division.
The exhibit can be seen in an online display and virtual walk-through on the 19th Amendment page on the park website and the park’s social media channels, or in person on the second floor of the Fall Street Visitor Center, located at 89 Fall Street in Seneca Falls.
The Fall Street Visitor Center is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
Photo of Radical Optimism exhibit entrance provided.