Convention Days 2019
With the 100th anniversary of national women’s suffrage happening next summer, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation wanted to do our part in recognizing the heritage behind this milestone occasion. We partnered with the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS), which has developed and administers the National Votes for Women Trail.
The Trail is an online database that identifies thousands of points of interest integral to the suffrage movement. Our contribution to this wonderful effort is funding historic roadside markers that correspond to points on the trail. The markers commemorate historically significant people, places or things instrumental to the passing of the 19th Amendment. In all, the Pomeroy Foundation will fund up to 250 historic markers across the United States.
The Foundation and the NCWHS will be talking about the women’s suffrage marker program at this year’s Convention Days, the annual celebration that commemorates the first women’s rights convention, which was held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, N.Y. We will take part in the following events:
- On Friday, July 19 (1:30 p.m.), Pomeroy Foundation Executive Director Paula Miller will give a presentation about the suffrage marker program at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center (Guntzel Theater). The presentation is part of the talk, “Ramping up for Suffrage Centennial,” with Keynote Speaker Coline Jenkins.
- On Saturday, July 20 (11:15 a.m.), Pomeroy Foundation Executive Director Paula Miller will deliver remarks following Keynote Speaker Coline Jenkins’ welcome address and reading of the Declaration of Sentiments at Wesleyan Chapel.