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Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House

 
 
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By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
1. Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House Marker
Inscription. Welcome to one of the few national parks dedicated to a social movement - women's rights. Here in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, in living rooms and on front porches, in private and in public, a group of five women started a movement that would transform American society.

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

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By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
2. Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House Marker
mobs. Here, they conceived and planned the 1848 First Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls. Jane Hunt's involvement in the Women's Rights movement was no rebellion against a stark existence. Her husband, one of the wealthiest men in Seneca County owned a home of eleven rooms on a large farm. In the carriage house were three carriages and a sleigh. The movement Jane Hunt helped found embraces women from all classes.
 
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
Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
3. Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); The Dempsey Building (approx. one mile away); General Lafayette (approx. 1.1 miles away); General Sullivanís New York Campaign Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Memorial Day (approx. 1.2 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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Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
4. Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House and Marker
Hunt House as seen facing east on 5&20 image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
5. Hunt House as seen facing east on 5&20
Hunt House as seen facing west on 5&20 image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
6. Hunt House as seen facing west on 5&20
 
 
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 233 times since then and 16 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.
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