National Women's Hall of Fame

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Interior of the Hall of Fame

The National Women's Hall of Fame is an American institution created in 1969 by a group of people in Seneca Falls, New York, the location of the 1848 women's rights convention.[1]

The National Women's Hall of Fame inducts distinguished American women through a rigorous national honors selection process involving representatives of the nation's important organizations and areas of expertise.[2] 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 Hall was hosted by Eisenhower College until 1979, when the organization rented out a historic bank building in the Seneca Falls Historic District and renovated it to house the Hall's permanent exhibit, historical artifacts, and offices.[6] The Hall is located at 76 Fall Street, near the Women's Rights National Historical Park which was established at the site of the 1848 Convention. In 2014 the organization's board undertook a $20 million capital campaign to fund the development of a new location for the Hall at the 1844 Seneca Knitting Mill, which is associated with the abolitionist movement and with the birthplace of women's rights.[7] The move 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] The site is in view of the Wesleyan Chapel where the 1848 women's rights convention took place.[7]





  1. ^ "Our History - National Women's Hall of Fame". National Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  2. ^ "FAQs - National Women's Hall of Fame". National Women’s Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2018-01-22.
  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.

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