Women's Rights National Historic Park - M'Clintock House
In 1848, those five women summoned reformers from across the northeast to the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls. For two days, as many as 300 women and men considered the role of women in a democratic society. They emerged with the Declaration of Sentiments - a document that shaped a reform movement for decades to come. Indeed, it continues today.
Women's Rights National Historic Park includes the Wesleyan Chapel and the homes of some of the movement's organizers - places where radical thought turned into enduring improvement for millions across the world.
The M'Clintocks: Universal Belief in Equal Rights
"At Thomas McClintock's... we met... most of the men and women prominent in reform... Famous and friendless guests often sat together there, and colors and creeds alike were forgotten."
When the M'Clintock family moved from Philadelphia to Waterloo in
In 1848, Mary Ann and Thomas M'Clintock engaged the social debate that would define them in history's eyes. On July 16, the M'Clintocks welcomed into their home Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others to prepare for the First Women's Rights Convention. Their efforts to accord equal rights to women were but an extension of their family's universal belief in equal rights for all.
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Women. In addition, it is included in the Elizabeth Cady Stanton series list.
Location. 42° 54.331′ N, 76° 51.695′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on East Williams Street just from North Virginia Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterloo NY 13165, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Also see . . . Women's Rights National Historic Park - National Park Service. (Submitted on October 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 281 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.