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First Lady’s Historic Preservation Tour Focuses On Women’s History

First Lady Hillary Clinton is scheduled to begin a 4-day tour this week designed to encourage and increase public-private funding for the preservation of America’s gradually deteriorating historic documents and monuments. The “Save America’s Treasures” trip will end in Seneca Falls, NY on Thursday for the 150th anniversary of the first women’s rights convention.

Many of the spots on her tour are connected to the Seneca Fall’s theme of women’s rights. She will bestopping at novelist Edith Wharton’s house, the home of Kate Mullany, a feminist labor organizer, and a property fomerly owned by Harriet Tubman. Clinton, who will announce other projects along the way, and others fighting for historical preservation hope the tour will inspire community leaders and bring and encourage more private donations.

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USA Today - July 8, 1998

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