In other news of rocking the cradle, the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY has released an administrative history, “All Men and Women are Created Equal”: An Administrative History of Women’s Rights National Historical Park by Dr. Rebecca Conard, Professor of History and Director of the Public History Program at Middle Tennessee State University. The report highlights trends in historic preservation, interpretation and partnerships within the National Park Service. She also found that legislation creating the park provided limits and opportunities that shaped decision-makers development of sites in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, N.Y. related to the nation’s first women’s rights convention in 1848. Conard is the author of several books and articles about the practice of history. An electronic abstract of the Seneca Falls report is available at https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2207755.
The group 50-50 in 2020, is a statewide bipartisan effort to achieve political equity for Iowa women by the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020. The organization has announced the appointment of Mary Ellen Miller as the organization’s first executive director. Miller joined the 50-50 in 2020 board in 2013. She has served on several other boards and has worked professionally as a fundraiser and organizational consultant after a long career in medical research at the University of Iowa.
An audio survey of women’s history and suffrage music is available online. The State of Montana is celebrating its suffrage centennial in 2014. The state’s terrific women’s history series is featured on SuffrageCentennials.com.
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