The New York State Museum in Albany has acquired the Women’s Rights Pioneers Central Park Monument model. The statue features three nationally recognized leaders of the women’s rights movement, all hailing from New York State: Sojourner Truth (Ulster County), Susan B. Anthony (Rochester), and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Johnstown, Seneca Falls, and NYC). It will be included as part of the Museum’s new exhibition, “Women Who Lead.”
The 1/3-size Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument was made possible through donations raised by Monumental Women, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation of women’s history through a national education campaign.
On August 26th, 2020, Monumental Women unveiled the first statue of real women in Central Park’s 167-year history, the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and women winning the right to vote.
The State Museum is located at 222 Madison Avenue in Albany,NY. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. It is closed on the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free. Further information about Women’s History Month events and other programming can be obtained by calling (518) 474-5877 or visiting the Museum website.
Photo of rendering of the statue to be built in New Yorks Central Park provided.
Olivia Twine says
What a beautiful acquisition! Congratulations to ECS’s niece and all the people who brought the full-size version to fruition in Central Park. Move over, Alice in Wonderland!