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
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Notable Events • Women. In addition, it is included in the Elizabeth Cady Stanton series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 42° 54.644′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seneca Falls NY 13148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Seneca Falls (within shouting distance of this marker); 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). 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 2,615 times since then and 36 times this year. It 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. 6. submitted on April 25, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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