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Women's History: Local History

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Dr. Mary Walker


 Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was born in the Town of Oswego, NY.  She served as a surgion with the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Obituary of Dr. Mary E. Walker:

Women's History in Central New York

Central New York is an important area for Women's History. This local area was home to Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman physician; Susan B. Anthony, leader in the woman's sufferage movement; Sojourner Truth, reknown abloitionist, preacher and advocate of women's rights; Elizabeth Cady Stanton, social activist, abolitionist and leader of the women's rights movement; Matilda Joslyn Gage, early women's rights leader and abolitionist; Harriet Tubman, civil rights activist and leader of the Underground Railroad; and Dr. Mary Walker, American Civil War surgeon.

The first Women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls on July 19 and 20, 1848.

Local Museums for Women's Rights

Seneca Falls & Women's Rights