The Seneca Falls Seminar

A History of Women’s Leadership in the Public Arena

Seminar | June 13-18, 1998
Wells College
Aurora, NY

At this seminar, students:

  • Visited historic sites associated with the beginning of the women’s movement:
    • Site of the 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY
    • Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s home in Seneca Falls, NY
    • Susan B. Anthony’s home in Rochester, NY
    • Harriet Tubman’s home in Auburn, NY
  • Met with women leaders in communities, the state house, and the US Congress
  • Learned from women scholars, both historians and political scientists, about women’s past and present public leadership roles
  • Networked, shared experiences, and voiced a vision for the future with other women college students from across the country
  • Returned to campus to organize an observance of the 150th Anniversary of the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls

Location: Wells College’s 360 acre wooded campus is situated on the eastern shoreline of Cayuga Lake and offers a beautiful natural setting as well as swimming, tennis, and a variety of playing fields. The seminar was based at Wells College, but also included sessions at nearby historic sites associated with the early women’s rights movements.

Program Alumnae:

Morgan Meneses-Sheets
Morgan Meneses-Sheets