Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction at the Seneca Knitting Mill, which will become the Center for Great Women and the new home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Work at limestone structure, built in 1844 on the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, will focus on the initial stabilization of the building as well as the preservation of architectural history and honoring those who worked there.

“As the birth place of the Women’s Rights Movement, there is no community more appropriate than Seneca Falls to house the Center for Great Women and the National Women’s Hall of Fame, which will honor the trailblazers that continue to inspire women across the globe,” Governor Cuomo said. “For generations, the women of New York have led the way in the pursuit of a more equal and fair society, and we are proud to continue to preserve and promote this legacy in Seneca Falls.”

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