News items from the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement

Kimberly Szewczyk has been named the Women’s Rights National Historical Park’s new chief of interpretation and education. The New Hampshire native will begin her new job in Seneca Falls on January 12. She was previously chief of interpretation at Fort Stanwix National Monument. For more information.

The Canastota Canal Town Museum and the Canastota Public Library will host a presentation by Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz on Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m.  entitled “The Contributions of Madison County Women to History” at the Canastota Public Library.  In honor of women’s history month, Urtz will showcase Madison County’s history of progressive women who worked to better the world they lived in.  The talk is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. On Monday March 11 at 7 p.m., the Hamilton Public Library will host the same presentation by the Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz. For information, call 315-824-3060.