National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution — Benjamin Prescott Chapter Meet

Submitted Photo Pictured from left, Keri Wendel, Myra Johnston, Julina Harris, Linda Kuzara, Brenda Johnson, Lisa Sedlmayer, Deborah Langebartel, Bonnie Larkin, Barbara Pietro.

The Benjamin Prescott Chapter of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution headed out on a field trip to Seneca Falls, and the ‘Women’s Rights National Historic Park’ on July 25. Members arrived just in time to join a tour to the Wesleyan Methodist Church where Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Martha Wright, Mary Ann McClintock and Jane Hunt hosted the First Women’s Rights Convention held in the United States on July 19 and 20, 1848.

Chapter members were joined by an actress portraying Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She described the event and the people that attended, presenting insight and answering questions. She spoke of the ‘Declaration of Sentiments’ that was presented at the Convention declaring that ‘men and women are created equal.’ She took everyone back to that era when so much was not equal. Frederick Douglass was there and spoke supporting the cause. Many men and women signed the Declaration of Sentiments hoping to propel the movement forward.

The Benjamin Prescott Chapter is planning its 120th anniversary next year and many members are planning to attend the 129th New York State Conference in Rochester in September. The next District VIII meeting is Oct. 20 in Olean.

A committee meeting is planned for Aug. 16, instead of a picnic, and the next regular meeting is Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Clarion in Dunkirk.

Those who had an ancestor that fought for freedom in the Revolutionary War and would like to join this organization, are asked to call Dawn Ubaney at 679-1218 or email gingerbread_8@hotmail.com

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