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Museum Marks Stanton's 200th Birthday

SENECA FALLS (AP) The Women's Rights National Historical Park is throwing a party to celebrate the bicentennial of the birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

The women's rights pioneer and abolitionist was born 200 years ago this past Thursday in Johnstown in New York's Mohawk Valley. She was an early leader of America's suffragist movement, working closely with another New Yorker, Susan B. Anthony.

Stanton and her husband settled in Seneca Falls in the Finger Lakes region, where she helped organize the first women's rights convention in 1848.

The national park in Seneca Falls is commemorating her 200th birthday with events Saturday afternoon that include re-enactments by historians who will read writings of Stanton's contemporaries praising the importance of her speeches. A reception will be held afterward.

The events are free and open to the public.

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