Excitingly, the movement for women's equality started close by, just 40 miles north of Watkins Glen in Seneca Falls. Nestled at the top of Seneca Lake, it was there that Elizabeth Cady Stanton, along with her Quaker friends and neighbors, organized the first women's rights convention in 1848. This event launched the suffrage movement on a national scale.
As someone who plays a prominent role in our community, we would like to invite you to join other local thought-leaders, philanthropists, and volunteers as we travel to Seneca Falls to learn about this crucial chapter in American history.
In 2020, there will be a series of national centennial events to mark the passing of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote, and all eyes will be on Seneca Falls. Let's get to know our neighbors now, so that we can be part of planning - and enjoying - the celebration to come!
Seating is limited to the first 40 people, so don't wait! Talk to your friends, mark your calendar, and register right away. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Randi Hewit at 607/739-3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you on September 16th!