In the spring of 1851 on the streets of Seneca Falls there was a very momentous introduction made. The friendship that developed as a result of this chance meeting led to the formation of an organized suffragette movement, which in turn resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the American Constitution. Amelia Bloomer, by her own rights a feisty and productive change agent, introduced local resident Elizabeth Cady Stanton to her friend Susan B. Anthony who was in town for a visit.
The life sized statue sits on the spot believed to be where the three ladies met while enjoying a walk along the river, not too far from where the Seneca Falls convention for women’s rights had taken place a few years earlier. In this statue Amelia Bloomer is portrayed wearing the style of ‘pants’ that she made famous and which, at the time, caused quite the commotion in society.
The women’s rights movement in American was powerfully shaped and driven by these three ladies. Stop by and give them a thank you!