Women 2000
Presented by Worcester Women's History Project

Schedule of events

"Angels and Infidels"
An historical dramatization of the 1850 women's rights convention

Continue the dialogue begun in 1850

Pre-Conference for Teachers
Curriculum ideas for gender equity


Musical Events


Registration and Travel Info
Register Early for substantial discount!

Online Press Packet

Photos from the Conference

Sponsors, Funders, & Collaborations


The following are proud sponsors of the Worcester Women's History Project and Women 2000:


  • Fred Harris Daniels Foundation
  • Fletcher Foundation
  • Francis and Jacquelyn Harrington Foundation
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation
  • Hoche Scofield Foundation
  • Stoddard Charitable Trust
  • Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities


  • Allmerica Financial
  • Fleet
  • UnumProvident
  • UMass Memorial Health Care
  • UMASS Medical School
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

In-Kind Contribution

  • Telegram and Gazette
  • WSRS

WWHP Institutional Sponsors

  • Abby Kelley Foster House
  • American Antiquarian Society
  • Girls, Inc.
  • League of Women Voters
  • United Way of Central Mass
  • YWCA
  • American Association of University Women passed the following resolution on 22 June 1999 "to recognize the sesquicentennial of the 1850 National Women’s Rights Convention held to address the unfinished agenda of equity for women and to continue living the legacy of our foremothers into the 21st century."
  • The Worcester City Council passed the following resolution on January 4, 2000 "That the Worcester City Council commemorates the year 2000 as the 150th anniversary year of the First National Woman’s Rights Convention. That the City of Worcester is an integral partner in planning, implementing and celebrating the work of the Worcester Women’s History Project. That the City Manager is authorized to carry out necessary functions to assist the Worcester Women’s History Project with celebratory, educational and commemorative events.


  • Allmerica Financial
  • American Association of University Women
  • Bank Boston/ Worcester
  • Borgatti Fund
  • Crossroads Community Foundation
  • Flagship Bank
  • Fletcher Foundation
  • Francis and Jacquelyn Harrington Foundation
  • Fred Harris Daniels Foundation
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation
  • George F. & Sybil H. Fuller Foundation
  • Hoche Scofield Foundation
  • Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
  • Massachusetts Historical Commission/Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Mildred H. McEvoy Foundation
  • Morgan-Worcester
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Quota International, Inc.
  • Stoddard Charitable Trust
  • UMASS/Memorial
  • UMASS Medical School
  • UNUM Provident
  • Webster Five Cent Savings Bank
  • Worcester Area Women in Development
  • Worcester Cultural Commission
  • Selected to appear in Ellis L. Phillips Foundation’s Catalogue for Philanthropy


  • Abby’s House
  • American Antiquarian Society
  • American Association of University Women
  • Assumption College
  • Emmanuel Baptist Church
  • Girls Incorporated
  • Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Master Singers of Worcester
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Preservation Worcester
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Quota International
  • The Alliance for Education
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Worcester City Manager's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women
  • Worcester Historical Museum
  • Worcester Institute for Senior Education
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts

Revised: July 2000

About Upcoming Events Women 2000 Historical Resources Related Websites Get Involved
Worcester Women's History Project - One Salem Square - Worcester, MA 01608
info@wwhp.org - 508-767-1852