National Women’s Hall of Fame

1 Canal Street, Seneca Falls

Tuesday – Saturday

11am – 4pm

(Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Groups welcome!

 

Special exhibitions, including the Smithsonian’s Voices & Votes, Democracy in America, will run from July 12 until August 23.
Click here for more information about the exhibitions and special programs.

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National Women’s Hall of Fame Announces Summer 2024 Exhibitions

The National Women’s Hall of Fame announces the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition Voices and Votes: Democracy in America will be on view from July 12 to August 23. View the press release here. The exhibition is part of the Museum Association of...

Join the Hall in celebration of our newly renovated space

The National Women's Hall of Fame invites you to the grand opening ceremony for the second floor of our museum in Seneca Falls! A ribbon cutting and celebration will take place on July 12 from 4-6 PM. Guests will have the opportunity to explore two special exhibits:...

National Women’s Hall of Fame to reopen to the public on May 25

The National Women's Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its much-anticipated reopening to the public on May 25, 2024. Following opening day, the museum will welcome visitors every Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The reopening of the National...

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...

Get Involved!

All donors who make gifts of $48 (or more) become National Women’s Hall of Fame members and are recognized as a part of the 1848 Society! Learn more about the 1848 Society membership program below.

Discover the Women of the Hall

Wilhelmina Cole Holladay
Born 1922
Achievements: Arts, Business, Philanthropy
1996 Inductee
Kimberlé Crenshaw
Born 1959
Achievements: Education, Humanities
2024 Inductee
Carlotta Walls LaNier
Born 1942
Achievements: Humanities
2015 Inductee
Mary Baker Eddy
Born 1821
Achievements: Humanities
1995 Inductee
Rebecca Halstead
Born 1959
Achievements: Government
2021 Inductee
Anna Wessels Williams
Born 1863
Achievements: Science
2024 Inductee
Sacagawea / Sacajawea / Sakakawea
Born c.1788
Achievements: Humanities
2003 Inductee
Barbara McClintock
Born 1902
Achievements: Science
1986 Inductee
Michelle Obama
Born 1964
Achievements: Arts, Humanities
2021 Inductee
Margaret Fuller
Born 1810
Achievements: Arts
1995 Inductee
Martha Wright Griffiths
Born 1912
Achievements: Government
1993 Inductee
Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter
Born 1926
Achievements: Humanities
2001 Inductee
Emily Blackwell
Born 1826
Achievements: Science
1993 Inductee
Barbara Iglewski
Born 1938
Achievements: Science
2015 Inductee
Fanny Wright
Born 1795
Achievements: Humanities
1994 Inductee
Maria Mitchell
Born 1818
Achievements: Science
1994 Inductee
Patsy Takemoto Mink
Born 1927
Achievements: Government
2003 Inductee
Susette La Flesche
Born 1854
Achievements: Humanities
1994 Inductee
Barbara Jordan
Born 1936
Achievements: Government
1990 Inductee
Donna E. Shalala
Born 1941
Achievements: Education, Government
2011 Inductee
Amelia Earhart
Born 1897
Achievements: Science
1973 Inductee
Marcia Greenberger
Born 1946
Achievements: Humanities
2015 Inductee
Dolores Huerta
Born 1930
Achievements: Humanities
1993 Inductee
Esther Peterson
Born 1906
Achievements: Humanities
1993 Inductee
Leontine T.C. Kelly
Born 1920
Achievements: Humanities
2000 Inductee

News & Events

Join the Hall in celebration of our newly renovated space

The National Women's Hall of Fame invites you to the grand opening ceremony for the second floor of our museum in Seneca Falls! A ribbon cutting and celebration will take place on July 12 from 4-6 PM. Guests will have the opportunity to explore two special exhibits:...

read more

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