There are a lot of significant women in the history of the US. Here are the places to visit in Women History Month!
Susan B. Anthony was the founder of the National American Woman’s Suffrage Association, which finally gave women the right to vote in the United States 100 years ago. Celebrate her legacy with the Women’s History Museum, where visitors can explore her resting place and celebrate the centenary of this great achievement.
One of the most notable buildings in the park is Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, which is temporarily closed to visitors. Known for organizing the first women’s conference in Seneca Falls in 1848, she spent her life fighting for women’s rights in the United States and around the world. Visit the Wesleyan Chapel, where she held her first women’s convention, and the New York State Museum of Natural History.
Stanton met Susan B. Anthony in 1851, and together they led the women’s suffrage movement and became a leading voice for the rights of American women. Matilda and Joslyn Gage Home allows visitors to explore the house where she lived and worked for 44 years, as well as its chequered history.
Gage has written articles for the New York Daily News, the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers. Harriet Tubman, known as “Moses of the People,” helped countless people escape slavery by subway. Although the site in Auburn, New Jersey is closed at this time, you can explore the history of this subway and learn more about its journey.
Alice Austen was one of the first photographers to take photographs from a studio, and her edgy, documentary shots provide an insight into the lives of women in the early 20th century and beyond. The Staten Island-born artist lives in New York City and is curator of the Museum of Modern Art’s Women’s History Project. The Victorian woman, as the word was coined, stirred up the public image of Victorian women with her raw imagery and experimental works, and paved the way for future female artists in the 20,000-year history of photography and painting.
These places to visit in Women History Month mark significant locations in the collective history of the United States!