This year, the new Center for Great Women will take up residence in the historic Seneca Falls Knitting Mill in Seneca Falls, NY. Next year marks the centennial anniversary of U.S. women’s right to vote, so it’s prime time to visit this western New York town, birthplace of the women’s rights movement in the United States.
The state-of-the-art Center for Great Women will feature a rich heritage of female leaders such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an organizer of the 1848 First Woman’s Rights Convention, plus modern female heroes such as Oprah Winfrey and 274 others with up-to-date, interactive exhibits.
I first visited Seneca Falls twenty years ago and was enthralled by its history, making it the setting for my first historical novel, A Shocking & Unnatural Incident. I’ve returned several times, but with the new Center for Great Women opening and a centennial anniversary next year, it may be time for another visit.