Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has received an Open OutDoors for Kids grant from the National Park Foundation to expand education programs throughout the National Heritage Corridor. The grant will enable Erie Canalway to engage 1,500 students from lower income schools in free field trips to the Erie Canal Museum (Syracuse), Fort Stanwix National Monument (Rome), Saratoga National Historical Park (Stillwater), and Women’s Rights National Historical Park (Seneca Falls) during the 2023-24 school year. [Read more…] about Erie Canalway Corridor Receives Grant to Expand Education Programs
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Central New York communities that flourished with canal-related development and rail connections throughout the 19th century also became hotbeds for religious and social movements of the early 1800s as the area’s population rapidly grew.
Religious freedom granted by the United States Bill of Rights combined with rapid societal and technological changes experienced by Americans living through western expansion fueled an American spiritual movement that was exemplified in the newly opened frontier of New York. [Read more…] about Social and Religious Movements in Central New York
Women’s Rights National Historical Park has announced the digital availability of a set of personal and business papers held by the Jane and Richard Hunt family.
The Hunt Family Papers include over 1,100 plans, contracts, essays, store records, and correspondence dating from 1828 to 1856. [Read more…] about Women’s Rights Park Offers Digital Collection of Hunt Papers
Women March in Seneca Falls will host a panel discussion of media professionals, “People for Free Press…a First Amendment Right,” on March 25, 2017 at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. This non-partisan, inclusive event seeks to inform about the U.S. Constitution’s right of a free press. Panelists will focus remarks on the First Amendment right to a free press and their personal/professional experience with efforts in the US to diminish that right. A Q&A will follow the presentations. [Read more…] about Panel: Journalists to Discuss Free Press, First Amendment
American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and Women’s Rights National Historical Park are partnering for a National Parks on the air event to mark the National Park Service Centennial. ARRL hopes that this program will encourage ham radio operators to learn more about national parks in their area, challenge them to explore new public lands, and share their hobby with the next generation. [Read more…] about Women’s Rights Park Welcomes American Radio Relay League