One Canal Street, Seneca Falls, New York | Museum / Exhibit
This location is a museum dedicated to honoring highly accomplished women from every walk of life. According to the Hall of Fame’s official site, its mission is as follows: "To honor in perpetuity these women, citizens of the United States of America whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been the greatest value for the development of their country." Each year the Hall of Fame inducts a number of prominent women; a census of its inductees (which numbers in the scores) is viewable here.
Launched in 1969 at Eisenhower College, a Seneca Falls-based liberal arts college, the Hall of Fame needed new quarters in 1979 when the former Eisenhower campus was shuttered by the college's new owner, the Rochester Institute of Technology. The Hall relocated to a historic bank building at 76 Falls Street in downtown Seneca Falls. After years of fund-raising and architectural rehabilitation, in August 2020 the Hall of Fame moved again to much larger quarters in a converted knitting mill at One Canal Street.
In August 2020 the National Women's Hall of Fame moved to greatly expanded quarters in the former Seneca Knitting Mill building at One Canal Street in Seneca Falls. It marked the culmination of a years-long campaign of fund-raising and architectural rehabilitation. Image courtesy of Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance.