Photography by Mike Force Photography
Always enamored with U.S. history, I could have been knocked over with a feather when I met my husband Chuck in 1979. He told me he was from upstate New York and how his hometown, Seneca Falls, is known as the birthplace of women’s rights. One of my best visits there was in the early 80s when hundreds gathered around the main plaza at the National Park Service Women’s Rights National Historic Park for opening day. We got to cut one very long ribbon at the site of the 1848 Women’s Declaration of Sentiments Convention, which was a big thrill for me to be part of!
Welcome to our Special Issue: #Empowered100Years. August 18 and August 26, 2020 are special 100th Anniversaries of the ratifying of U.S. Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which sited American women the right to vote. Paisley Magazine honors all women as we commemorate American Woman Suffrage and look towards the next 100 Years. And, it was an honor to have historic usage at Brunswick’s 1888 Old City Hall as part of our editorial backdrop. Thank you, Mathew Hill!
With so many fantastic stories full of wise, inspirational local women – it’s our time to remember and reflect.
May you feel empowered as you enjoy the read,
Meredith M. Deal