National Women's Hall of Fame

The National Women's Hall of Fame (NWHF) is an American institution created in 1969 by a group of men and women[1] in Seneca Falls, New York. As of 2021, it had 293 inductees.[2]

Historic Seneca Knitting Mill, the home of the NWHF since 2020
Interior of the historic bank, former location of the NWHF

Nominees are selected on the basis of the changes they created that affect the social, economic or cultural aspects of society; the significant national or global impact and results of change due to their achievement; and the enduring value of their achievements or changes.[3] Induction ceremonies are held every odd- numbered year in the fall, with the names of the women to be honored announced earlier in the spring, usually during March, Women's History Month.[4][5]

The NWHF is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with three employees as of 2021, funded by membership dues as well as other income.[2]

LocationEdit

The National Women's Hall of Fame was hosted by Eisenhower College until 1979/1980, when the organization rented out a historic bank building in the Seneca Falls Historic District. The historic bank was renovated to house the NWHF's permanent exhibit, historical artifacts, and offices.[6] In August 2020, the National Women's Hall of Fame opened its door to the third and final[citation needed] home: the historic Seneca Knitting Mill, which resides across the canal of the Women's Rights National Historical Park which includes the Wesleyan Chapel where the 1848 women's rights convention took place, an event that kickstarted the women's suffrage movement in America.[7][8] This renovation and move into the historic Seneca Knitting Mill took several years to accomplish. In 2014 the organization's board undertook a $20 million capital campaign to fund the development of the 1844 Seneca Knitting Mill, which is associated with the abolitionist movement and with the birthplace of women's rights.[7] The move and finalization of Phase 1 has currently[when?] doubled the size of the National Women's Hall of Fame. Currently,[when?]campaigning to work on Phase 2: an elevator, additional staircase, and other renovations is underway. Once the Homecoming Campaign is complete, the historic Seneca Knitting Mill will quadruple the available space to 16,000 square feet (1,500 m2), including exhibit space, offices, and meeting space for conferences, wedding receptions, and community events.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our History". National Women’s Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  2. ^ a b "FAQs". National Women’s Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2021-05-07.
  3. ^ "18 Nominees Chosen for National Women's Hall of Fame". Christian Science Monitor. 1995-09-15. ISSN 0882-7729. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  4. ^ "2017 Induction Weekend - National Women's Hall of Fame". National Women’s Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  5. ^ "Now Streaming Live: The National Women's Hall of Fame Inducts Victoria Jackson - Mother, Entrepreneur, Innovator, Author, and Philanthropist". The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation. Archived from the original on 2018-01-22. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  6. ^ Buchanan, Paul D. (2009). The American Women's Rights Movement: A Chronology of Events and of Opportunities from 1600 to 2008. Branden Books. ISBN 9780828321600.
  7. ^ a b c Shaw, David L. (4 May 2015). "A Conversation With: Jill Tietjen, CEO of National Women's Hall of Fame". Finger Lakes Times. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Our History - National Women's Hall of Fame". National Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2018-01-22.

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