The Worcester Women's History Project was founded in 1994 by a small group of women to raise awareness of the importance of the first National Woman's Rights Convention and to highlight the role of Worcester-- a center of radical abolitionist activity and the site of the first National Woman's Rights Convention in 1850--in the women's rights movement. Their vision was to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1850 convention in 2000, which vision became realized in Women 2000.
In the spirit of the abolitionists who organized the first National Woman's Rights Convention in Worcester in 1850, the WWHP seeks to build a strong foundation of community support by involving women and men from all races, classes and creeds in support of its mission.
The WWHP Today
The WWHP promotes the research of local women's history, offers educational programming, and sponsors public events. The WWHP is also available to provide research assistance, speaking engagements and to collaborate on programs and projects.
In particular, the WWHP has the following available to the community: a dramatic one-woman play about Abby Kelley Foster, a 46-page booklet "Worcester Women's Heritage Trail: Worcester in the Struggle for Equality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century," and slide show presentation "In Their Footsteps" which complements the heritage trail booklet.