WENY News - Convention Days kicking off in Seneca Falls

Convention Days kicking off in Seneca Falls

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SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (WENY) - An area steeped in history, the streets of Seneca Falls will be filled this weekend for the annual Convention Days. 

This year's celebration is scheduled to be bigger than years past, as it marks the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote in New York State. 

Among the long list of guest speakers is Judy Hart, the Founding Superintendent of the Women's Rights National Historical Park. "I told my boss we need to have a park about women's history and he said 'cool' go find one," Hart says.

But like the women before her, Hart hit many roadblocks along the way. "And there was a tremendous amount of resistance against it. Including the national park service." 

Standing strong, two years later, in 1980 the Women's Rights National Historical Park was established. The park consists of several buildings in Seneca Falls and nearby Waterloo. "This is my baby," Hart says. "It overwhelms me. I start to cry if I think about it." 

Corning Museum of Glass, Women's Rights National Historical Park and Hall of Fame all have events scheduled this weekend. More information can be found by clicking the links below.

Corning Museum of Glass

Women's Rights National Historical Park

National Women's Hall of Fame

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