National Women’s Hall of Fame

National Women's Hall of Fame

This esteemed group grows ... as women continue to influence and shape the arts, athletics, business, education, government, humanities, philanthropy, and science.

Welcome to the National Women's Hall of Fame, the cultural institute in Seneca Falls New York that is dedicated to America's finest, most accomplished women throughout history.

First created in 1969, this institution is considered to be the nation's oldest membership organization dedicated to celebrating the achievements of great American women. The contributions of American women are honored in length here, starting with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott and their organization of the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. These two ladies and 300 other women worked on started the fight for rights with the Declaration of Sentiments, of which the right to vote was probably the most imperative to the group.

72 years later the 19th amendment was passed, and 49 years later than that this hall was built to commemorate all this hard work. Pay tribute to and learn about all the Women of the Hall while here, including Abigail Adams, Virginia Apgar, Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, Julia Child, Helen Keller, Sally Ride, Fanny Wright, and many others.

 

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