Women In The Abolition Movement: Historic Sites In New York

new york historical society

N1: The New York Historical Society


Location: 170 Central Park West, New York City
Open: Tues-Sun: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
Library Open: Tues - Fri: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $10; Seniors, Students, & Teachers $5; free for children under 12
For a complete schedule of events and more information, visit: http://www.nyhistory.org/programs.html

The museum holds a wide range of exhibits, from paintings to sculptures to furniture to American Cultural objects. A special exhibition will be open from through March 5, 2006, entitled: Slavery in New York. The exhibition examines the little-known history of enslaved New Yorkers. The Museum's Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series, running from October 2005 through February 2006, includes fifteen lectures on different aspects of slavery, including three that focus on women in the abolition movement.

schomburg center new york

N2: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Location: 515 Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem
Open: Tues-Sat: 10 a.m - 5 p.m
Admission: free
For more information, visit: http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/sc.html

The Schomburg Center contains exhibits on all aspects of African American heritage, including extensive information on the Underground Railroad in the "Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery" exhibition.

hunt house new york

N3: The Hunt House


Location: 401 E. Main St., Waterloo, New York
**The building is currently under renovation and is not open to the public

Jane and Richard Hunt were active Quaker abolitionists who invested and managed a factory that specialized in woolen textiles as a boycott of slave-labor cotton. Their carriage house was used as a station on the Underground Railroad. It was also at the Hunt House that the idea for the Women's Rights Convention was conceived and both Jane and Richard were signers of the women's Declaration of Sentiments in 1848.

M'Clintock House Museum New York

N4: M'Clintock House Museum


Location: 14 East Williams St, Waterloo, New York
Open: May-Sept, Tues-Sun: 1 - 4 p.m.
Admission: adults $3 those under 17 are free
For more information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/wori/

Mary Ann and Thomas M'Clintock and their daughters Mary Ann and Elizabeth were members of the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society. Their home was a station on the Underground Railroad. The home is also where women's rights leaders wrote their manifesto, the Declaration of Sentiments. More information about Mary Ann M'Clintock can be found in the Philadelphia site, Fair Hill Burial Ground.