Friday JULY 15th – 7:00pm
WESLEYAN Chapel –
Women’s Rights National Historical Park
Continuing the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park 2016 Partnership our next program is being presented in the Historic Wesleyan Chapel at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will relate how developments in terms of waterways and industry and the actions of women contributed to the convening of the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in July 1848. Gable will show how the canal on the Seneca River and its connection with the Erie Canal spurred an industrial boom in Seneca Falls. This industrial boom attracted many people to come to Seneca Falls, most as workers but also many would-be entrepreneurs. Mr. Gable will also trace the involvement of women in various reform efforts.