Sunday, March 24, 2024

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Assoc. offers walking tour through Johnstown

Johnstown, NY – To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association (ECSHA) has installed an educational poster campaign on Main Street in Johnstown. The campaign celebrates some of Fulton County’s trailblazing women of the past and present.  Those with the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association also encourage all to take part in a 1-mile (about 1 hour) walking tour through historic Johnstown. Use the map on the Walking Tour card (click here) or pick up a rack card at the Sunshine Shoppe or the tourist kiosk at Sir William Johnson Park.

“Of course we like to celebrate Elizabeth, Molly Brandt, and Rose Knox this month, but we  have so many female firsts in Fulton County; we wanted to honor some of our current trailblazers as well,” stated Bonnie Valachovic, ECSHA Board Member.

While in Johnstown, please visit the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton at Sir William Johnson Park. After a fantastic unveiling in August 2021, the statue honoring Johnstown’s hometown hero, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, is settled on her bench in the Sir William Johnson Memorial Park (located on W. Main Street between N. Market & N. William). Folks have been coming by to take pictures next to Elizabeth (exactly as it was intended.) Stop by and have your picture taken with Elizabeth, as there is room on her bench and she enjoys the company any time.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman’s movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women’s rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman’s rights and woman’s suffrage movements in the United States. Click here to read more about Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Anne Boles, Executive Director of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and ECSHA Board Member noted,”We love that you can learn so much history while you are shopping, and eating, right in downtown Johnstown.  Bring your family and show them all you can accomplish right here in Fulton County.  Make sure you check out ECSHA’s website – ecstantonhometown.org – for more information, and take some time to enjoy the Elizabeth’s Cady Stanton one-hour, one-mile cell phone tour, where you can walk in her footsteps around historic downtown Johnstown.”

The ECSHA plans to build on this current effort to shine a light on other accomplished women of Fulton County in the future.  The posters were researched by ECSHA Board Members, and designed by Olivia Eckler, who is a student at Fulton Montgomery Community College.

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to continuing the legacy of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. To learn more about the association, please click here.

Photos provided by The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association.

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