Related Sites

This page contains links to internet resources that may be of interest, including other women's history sites, nearby and related archaeological sites, and historical background. This list will be updated regularly, so please check back.

Women's Rights National Historical Park. The Park includes several key buildings associated with the First Women's Rights Convention held in July, 1848. These include the home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the M'Clintock House, and the Wesleyan Chapel. The main exhibit in the Visitor Center traces the history of American women's rights through the late twentieth century. The park houses a research library that is available for use by appointment.

Kate Mullany National Historic Landmark. The Kate Mullany House is located in Troy, New York. Kate, an Irish immigrant, worked in one of Troy's many commercial laundries. In 1864, she and co-worker Esther Keegan organized 300 women into the Collar Laundry Union, the first female labor union in America. This site includes a link to the 2008 report of archaeological excavations conducted on the property.

The Matilda Joslyn Gage Home. The Matilda Joslyn Gage Home is located in Fayetteville, New York. Matilda Joslyn Gage was a leading figure in the women's rights movement throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. She was also active in advocating for Native American rights, and the Gage home was a stop on the underground railroad. Archaeological excavations were conducted on the property by Kim Christensen, a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley. You can read about the archaeology in an issue of the Gage Foundation newsletter and read an article by Kim about how the archaeology could be integrated into the museum's interpretation of Gage's life.

Rensselaer County Historical Society. Wiawaka's archives are housed in the library and archives of the RCHS in Troy, New York. The RCHS houses extensive information about Troy and its residents, including Mary Wiltse Fuller, the founder of Wiawaka, and of many of the women who were guests. 

Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, located in Massachusetts, is one of the few national parks focusing on industrial life and interpreting the lives of the workers. Although the experiences of the textile mill workers (men, women, and children) at Lowell pre-date those of the women from Troy and Cohoes who visited Wiawaka, similarities persisted. A considerable amount of archaeology has been done at Lowell and has contributed in important ways to understanding the lives of the mill workers. One of the resulting articles, "Living on the Boott" is available online. A complete copy of Volume III of the interdisciplinary study of Lowell is available via tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record); a free account is required to download the 500+ page report.

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