Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt 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 Hunt House: The Movement Ignited
On July 9, 1848, here in the Hunt House, a social affair focused on "protest and discussion" ignited the women's rights movement in the United States. Just two weeks after bearing her first child, Jane Hunt invited Lucretia Mott, Martha Wright, Mary Ann M'Clintock (all fellow Quakers) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton into her home. These women, interconnected by family, friendship, anti-slavery activities, religion, had even shared experiences facing down rioting
Erected by National Park Service, US Department of the Interior.
Location. 42° 54.133′ N, 76° 50.65′ W. Marker is in Waterloo, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 20) just west of Thurber Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This one is easy to miss. The marker is set back from the road by the house, and the house is not very well marked as an NPS site. Marker is in this post office area: Waterloo NY 13165, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Military Route (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sullivanís Forces (approx. 0.9 miles away); Strong Words Encourage Strong Convictions (approx. 0.9 miles away); Women's Rights National Historic Park - M'Clintock House The Dempsey Building (approx. one mile away); American Civil War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Coach Tom Coughlin (approx. one mile away); General Lafayette (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterloo.
Also see . . . Women's Rights National Historic Park - National Park Service. (Submitted on October 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.