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Center for Women's History

Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!

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Major support for the Center for Women's History curriculum was provided by 

 

 

Lead support for Saving Washington was provided by Joyce B. Cowin and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Additional support provided by Susan Klein.

 


 

Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

 

Amelia Jenks Bloomer, 1850s. Daguerreotype. Property of the Seneca Falls Historical Society.

Amelia Jenks Bloomer

A white resident of Seneca Falls, Bloomer attended part of the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention and worked for temperance reform. She supported, but did not originate, the short-dress-over-pantaloons outfit that came to be known as bloomers.

Creative: Tronvig Group