- Make your own arrangements at local hotels, a bed and breakfast, etc., in the area.
- Limited overnight camping at Pete’s Area, Cayuga Lake State Park, $2 per person (select during online event registration)
This special celebration commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting American women the right to vote—a right known as women’s suffrage. We will honor the impact of the suffrage movement in New York State while celebrating how girls of today carry the torch of equal rights through civic engagement. Participating in this extraordinary event gives girls the opportunity to not only learn about past achievements made by women, but also empowers them to speak up, take action and advocate for issues they are passionate about in today’s world.
The event schedule is girl-led and allows girls to pick and choose which sessions and activities they wish to attend. (Please note: all sessions require pre-registration due to limited seating capacity.)
The convention features speakers and programs on equality, leadership, empowerment, history of women’s rights and the suffrage movement.
Be sure to check back here often! We will be adding more break-out sessions and details about our keynote speaker.
Don’t miss our featured event, offered during every
session—Living Voices: Bringing Life to History
Experience an unforgettable educational journey through live theater and archival film footage. Developed to move and inspire audiences of all ages, Living Voices brings life to history thorough diverse and powerful multi-media presentations. “Hear My Voice” brings to life the struggle of U.S. women to attain the right to vote. Combining dynamic performance and powerful film, this acclaimed program focuses on Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement as seen through the eyes of a young activist dedicated to equality for women. View a preview.
Modern-Day Declaration of Sentiments
Take part in history! A group of high school girls will present (with the historical accuracy of the 1848 First Women’s Rights Convention), the Youth Declaration of Sentiments, a document they authored for the 21st century. All attendees will have the opportunity to hear, read and sign the document. This Modern-Day Declaration of Sentiments will then be filed with the U.S. Senate.
Visit the Seneca Falls Historical Society or the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Admission is included with your event fee.
Alice Paul Institute
The Alice Paul Institute educates the public about the life and work of Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) and offers heritage and girls' leadership development programs at Paulsdale, her home and a National Historic Landmark. Alice Paul led the final fight to get women the vote and wrote the Equal Rights Amendment. We honor her legacy as a role model of leadership in the continuing quest for equality.
2020 Girl Scout Global Action Award
The GSNYPENN team will work with attendees to help them earn their Girl Scout Global Action Award.
Meet Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Melinda Grube, PhD, a descendant of a Seneca Falls abolitionist family, has followed an educational path inspired by women’s rights history. Dr. Grube is an adjunct lecturer of history at Cayuga Community College and has portrayed Ms. Stanton for educational programs, lectures and events in Seneca Falls and throughout New York State for more than a decade.
Plan Your Visit to Seneca Falls
Right to Run 19K & 5K
Ludovico Sculpture Trail
- Town of Seneca Falls
- Seneca County Chamber of Commerce ("Living Here" tab for places to eat and stay)
*Refund policy: No refunds will be given.
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