Seneca Falls in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
First Woman’s Rights Convention
Where the First Woman’s Rights Convention
in the World’s history was held
July 19 and 20 1848
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Moved this resolution
Which was seconded by Frederick Douglass
“That it is the duty of the women
of this country to secure to themselves
their sacred right
to the elective franchise”
Some of the signers of the Declaration of Rights:
Lucretia Mott • Jacob Chamberlain • Martha C.Wright
Elisha Foote • Amy Post • Charles L. Hoskins
Mary M’Clintock • Richard P. Hunt • Lavinia Latham
Jonathan Metcalf • Mary H. Hallowell • Henry Seymour
Location. 42° 54.644′ N, 76° 47.976′ W. Marker is in Seneca Falls, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is at the intersection of Mynderse Street and Fall Street (U.S. 20), on the left when traveling north on Mynderse Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Onward to the Vote (here, next to this marker); First Convention For Woman’s Rights A Courageous Call for Equal Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic Business District (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Rights National Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Village of Seneca Falls (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seneca Falls.
More about this marker. This plaque, installed on an addition to the Wesleyan Chapel on May 27, 1908, commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Women’s Rights convention. In 1992 it was placed here, close to its original location. And later, it was placed inside the Wesleyan Chapel and a replica plaque installed outdoors.
Also see . . . Woman's Rights National Historical Park. (Submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.)
Categories. • Civil Rights • Notable Events • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 2,319 times since then and 70 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week June 8, 2008. Photos: 1. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. 2. submitted on February 1, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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