The country’s home to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls is moving – just across the canal.
It’s not a big move in terms of distance, but it’s monumental in terms of prominence for the place that honors women in history.
The women who toiled in the Seneca Falls Knitting Mill didn’t necessarily make history, but now they will have a place in it. The old mill is the new home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
Kate Bennett, president of the Hall’s board, calls it a perfect fit.
“The stories of work for women and possibility, dreams that they had in their heads, and here we are in this building, re-purposed,” she said. “What could be better than to have a beautiful old building re-purposed to tell the story of great American women?”