Women's Rights National Historical Park invites the public to attend a special event to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Sunday, August 26, 2012. The program will be offered in the visitor center at 11:00 in the Guntzel Theater.
On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, enabling women to vote in all national elections, including in the Presidential election. The right to vote came more than 72 years after the First Women's Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls.
To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Park Ranger Meghan Barbay will present a talk entitled, “Making Their Mark: Women-related Sites in the National Park Service.” Ranger Barbay’s presentation will explore seven National Park sites that specialize in women-themed topics. Among the parks she will discuss are Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, Clara Barton National Historic Site, and First Ladies National Historic Site. “In addition to Women’s Rights National Historical Park, the National Park Service has several sites that honor the significant accomplishments of women,” said Barbay. “I am excited to be able to share information about these sites with visitors.”