Women’s History Month is the perfect time to visit Seneca Falls, NY. There’s a lot of history to get in touch with there so wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera! The 2023 National Women’s History theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories”, so I’d recommend your first stop be the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
As you know, I’m a huge fan of “teachable travel” and this (free!) museum, overflowing with two floors of informational and interactive exhibits, is an ideal spot to browse through with multiple generations. Everything there has the potential to spark observations, conversations, and longer discussions about issues that did, and continue to, impact women.
There’s also a small gift shop and, for quilters, some amazing historical banners like this one, created by fabric artist Alice Gant, which now hangs in my office.
If you can’t get to Seneca Falls in March. aim for Convention Days. The original convention (held July 19-20, 1848) brought together people from all areas and walks of life in support of women’s rights and this annual summer celebration, with its plethora of relevant activities and speakers, continues to do the same for today’s activists and advocates for social justice.