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National Women’s Hall of Fame announces new funding to continue work at the Seneca Knitting Mill

NY Senators Schumer and Gillibrand championed efforts to ensure women’s stories have a home in the birthplace of Women’s Rights  SENECA FALLS, NY... The National Women’s Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that the FY24 appropriations bill signed into law this week...

National Women’s Hall of Fame announces 2024 Inductees

Ten women will comprise the first class of Inductees to be honored at a nationally broadcast Induction Ceremony in New York City The National Women's Hall of Fame, the nation's first and oldest nonprofit dedicated to honoring distinguished American women, is honored...

An open letter to our Seneca Falls community

To our cherished Seneca Falls community,   News has broken, and by now you know that the National Women’s Hall of Fame plans to hold the 2024 Induction Ceremony in New York City in March. I knew this venue change would be met with mixed feelings in the community....

What is a hall of fame?

What is a hall of fame? I asked Google. “A hall of fame is a type of museum where people can see things relating to famous people who are connected with a particular area of activity.” I beg to differ. Here’s why. The National Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes women who...
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Why Do We Need A National Women’s Hall of Fame?

In 1969, Shirley Hartley was horrified to learn that less than 10% of the honorees in the Hall of Great Americans were women. This revelation ignited a movement to create a National Women's Hall of Fame that honors women whose contributions span the arts, athletics,...

The Hall Launches 48 Hours for Equal Rights Giving Challenge

Seneca Falls, NY – In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the historic Seneca Falls Convention and its lasting impact on women's rights, the National Women’s Hall of Fame is excited to announce the launch of the 48...

National Women’s Hall of Fame Announces Adjusted Gallery Hours

The National Women’s Hall of Fame will adjust its gallery hours for the remainder of 2023, allowing for the continuation of its restoration and rehabilitation work at the Seneca Knitting Mill. “The Hall is so grateful for the continuous support and enthusiasm of our...

Take Part in Convention Days Weekend

Each year, the Town of Seneca Falls comes alive in celebration of the anniversary of the the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. This year is a special one as our nation commemorates both the 175th anniversary of the convention as well as the 100th anniversary of the...

Join the 175th Anniversary Relay!

2023 marks the 175th anniversary of the first women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls, NY. To celebrate, the National Women's Hall of Fame is partnering with six organizations in in the area to host a 175 mile relay connecting important historical locations!...

In Her Words: My Mother’s Story Is My Story

Our staff regularly hears from people who learn about the achievements of one of our Inductees and exclaim, “How did I not know about this person before now?”  Of course, we know the answer.  Women have been left out of the history books. Their contributions were not...

Discover the Women of the Hall

Ruth Colvin
Born 1916
Achievements: Education
1993 Inductee
Catherine East
Born 1916
Achievements: Humanities
1994 Inductee
Betty Bone Schiess
Born 1923
Achievements: Humanities
1994 Inductee
Ruth Fulton Benedict
Born 1887
Achievements: Science
2005 Inductee
Wilma Rudolph
Born 1940
Achievements: Athletics
1994 Inductee
Marcia Greenberger
Born 1946
Achievements: Humanities
2015 Inductee
Donna de Varona
Born 1947
Achievements: Athletics
2003 Inductee
Oprah Winfrey
Born 1954
Achievements: Arts, Business, Philanthropy
1994 Inductee
Annie Oakley
Born 1860
Achievements: Arts
1993 Inductee
Jean Kilbourne
Born 1943
Achievements: Humanities
2015 Inductee
Dorothy H. Andersen
Born 1901
Achievements: Science
2001 Inductee
Mary Church Terrell
Born 1863
Achievements: Government
2020 Inductee
Ellen Swallow Richards
Born 1842
Achievements: Science
1993 Inductee
Ida Tarbell
Born 1857
Achievements: Arts
2000 Inductee
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter
Born 1926
Achievements: Humanities
2001 Inductee
Kate Millett
Born 1934
Achievements: Arts, Education, Humanities
2013 Inductee
Jeanne Holm
Born 1921
Achievements: Government
2000 Inductee
Barbara Hillary
Born 1931
Achievements: Athletics
2020 Inductee
Wilhelmina Cole Holladay
Born 1922
Achievements: Arts, Business, Philanthropy
1996 Inductee
Eudora Welty
Born 1909
Achievements: Arts
2000 Inductee
Ethel Percy Andrus
Born 1884
Achievements: Humanities
1993 Inductee
Rozanne L. Ridgway
Born 1935
Achievements: Government
1998 Inductee
Kate Stoneman
Born 1841
Achievements: Government
2009 Inductee
Mia Hamm
Born 1972
Achievements: Athletics
2021 Inductee
Crystal Eastman
Born 1881
Achievements: Humanities
2000 Inductee

News & Events

National Women’s Hall of Fame announces 2024 Inductees

Ten women will comprise the first class of Inductees to be honored at a nationally broadcast Induction Ceremony in New York City The National Women's Hall of Fame, the nation's first and oldest nonprofit dedicated to honoring distinguished American women, is honored...

read more

An open letter to our Seneca Falls community

To our cherished Seneca Falls community,   News has broken, and by now you know that the National Women’s Hall of Fame plans to hold the 2024 Induction Ceremony in New York City in March. I knew this venue change would be met with mixed feelings in the community....

read more

What is a hall of fame?

What is a hall of fame? I asked Google. “A hall of fame is a type of museum where people can see things relating to famous people who are connected with a particular area of activity.” I beg to differ. Here’s why. The National Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes women who...

read more

Why Do We Need A National Women’s Hall of Fame?

In 1969, Shirley Hartley was horrified to learn that less than 10% of the honorees in the Hall of Great Americans were women. This revelation ignited a movement to create a National Women's Hall of Fame that honors women whose contributions span the arts, athletics,...

read more