Women's Rights National Historical Park Newsletter

Women's Rights National Historical Park
Women's Rights National Historical Park's Visitor Center is open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Wesleyan Chapel is open daily 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and the M'Clintock House are CLOSED for the season.

Women's Rights National Historical Park will be CLOSED on Monday, December 25, 2017. We will re-open on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 9:00 am.
'It's a Wonderful Life' Flyer
'It's a Wonderful Life' Festival 
December 8-10, 2017

Women's Rights National Historical Park is once again partnering with the Seneca Falls 'It's a Wonderful Life' Museum to participate in the 'It's a Wonderful Life' Festival held in Seneca Falls on December 8th-10th. 

Seneca Falls is believed to be the inspiration for the fictional town of Bedford Falls featured in the movie 'It's a Wonderful Life,' and once a year the town is transformed into Bedford Falls. 

During the festival, Women's Rights National Historical Park will be airing the classic film throughout the day, hosting special talks, and have special exhibits up. So c ome on out and learn about this classic film and the city that inspired Bedford Falls.  

For more information, check out our Facebook or the 'Its a Wonderful Life' museum website.

What We Carried Exhibit

What We Carried Exhibit
Fragments & Memories From Iraq & Syria

On loan from the Arab American National Museum, What We Carried exhibit by renowned freelanced photographer and author, Jim Lommasson, documents what it means to leave everything behind.

Through photographs of personal items significant to Iraqi and Syrian refugees coming to America, exhibition visitors receive firsthand insights into the consideration of what objects, items, and memories might be chosen if one was force to leave their home forever. Overall, this exhibition touches upon the resiliency of refugees from the Arab World and what it means to be displaced and to build a new life in a new country. 
 
The exhibit is now on display at Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center.
Martha C. Wright Statue
Happy 211th Birthday, Martha C. Wright!!

Martha C. Wright turns 211 on December 25th this year. She was one of the original organizers of the the First Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls on July 19th and 20th, 1848. 

Throughout her life, Martha Wright was active in the social movements of her time from abolition to temperance to the women's right movement. Her home even provided shelter for formerly enslaved people on the Underground Railroad including Harriet Tubman. 

She believe that we all have different opinions and we have to respect each other's opinions, but each individual must stand their ground for what is right. 

Happy Birthday, Martha!
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Thank You!

Women's Rights National Historical Park would like to send a huge THANK YOU out to all our volunteers this year! Everyone of you has helped to make the park a better place. We truly could not have done it all without you. 

Thanks for all the help in 2017 and we look forward to 2018!

If you like to volunteer with us, please contact Denise DeLucia at denise_delucia@nps.gov. 
Women's Rights National Historical Park | 315-568-0024 | wori_information_desk@nps.gov | www.nps.gov/wori

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