The National Women’s Hall of Fame is engaged in a vigorous capital campaign to renovate the historic Seneca Knitting Mill. Now fully owned by the Hall, the Mill complex is centered on three waterfront acres in Seneca Falls, New York – birthplace of the American Women’s Rights Movement.
The Hall’s current home lacks adequate space for educational programs, for special events, and for its collection of significant memorabilia from great American women.
The Mill complex will provide the Hall much needed space, as well as an extraordinary and appropriate venue showcase the amazing stories of its Inductees.
After rehabilitation, the Seneca Knitting Mill will become the National Women’s Hall of Fame’s new home, featuring the accomplishments of the Hall’s Inductees.
At the Mill, the Hall will have sufficient museum space:
- To surround and astound visitors with the accomplishments of outstanding American women and integrate their achievements into curriculum and other key venues in our society
- To provide role models for young and old alike to create their own greatness
- To host gatherings of students, scholars, tourists and other audiences
- To create a distinctive gathering place which will serve as the community hearth
- To offer a unique library, interactive exhibitions, educational programs and special events
- To create room for reflection overlooking the canal and housing the Book of Lives & Legacies, commemorating ‘ordinary yet extraordinary women’
- To provide an educational shopping experience so visitors can commemorate their trip
- To present film nights outside on the museum’s west wall
- To include a canal-side café, providing waterfront refreshment for everyone
- To pay tribute to the Mill and the industrial workers of Seneca Falls, including Italian, Irish and other immigrants who built the Erie Canal and toiled for one and a half centuries at the Mill
- To do all these things in an environmentally sustainable building, expressing reverence for the community’s history and a concern for its future
The Hall’s new museum and research center will inspire and guide future generations to their own greatness.
For more information about the Capital Campaign, please contact the Hall.