Women’s Rights National Historical Park Memorial Day 2014 Weekend Events

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Date: May 9, 2014
Contact: Jamie Wolfe, 315-568-0024

Seneca Falls, NY – In recognition of Memorial Day, Women's Rights National Historical Park will host two living history performers. Richard "Fritz" Klein, as Abe Lincoln, will perform "Allies in the Antislavery Cause" on Saturday, May 24 at 12:30 and 1:00 PM. Gib Young, as Theodore Roosevelt, will perform "Women in My Life and Reform" on Saturday, May 24 at 3:00 PM and Sunday, May 25 at 11:00 AM. All performances will be held at the M'Clintock House, 14 East Williams Street, Waterloo, NY.

In addition, the M'Clintock House will be open on Saturday, May 24 from 10:30 until 5:00 PM, on Sunday, May 25 from 10:30 AM until 4:00 PM, and on Monday, May 26 from 1:00 until 4:00 PM; and watch for park staff in the Celebrate Commemorate Parade Saturday, May 24 at 11:00 AM on Main Street in Waterloo.

First Women's Rights Convention organizer, Mary Ann M'Clintock lived at 14 East Williams Street from 1836 to 1856 with her husband and five children. As members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, the M'Clintock family was involved with antislavery societies and temperance reform. They raised money for Irish Famine relief, the Hungarian Revolution, the Waterloo public school, and held antislavery fairs. They ran an Underground Railroad Station in their home. In July of 1848 the family hosted a planning meeting for the First Women's Rights Convention and those gathered drafted the Declaration of Sentiments. Both parents and two oldest daughters attended and participated in the Seneca Falls Convention.  

For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024. All sites within Women's Rights National Historical Park are free and open to the public.Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook () and Twitter () to learn more about our upcoming programs. 

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