The founder of a prestigious Capital Region School is being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, Emma Hart Willard is being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, home of the American women’s rights movement. The honor comes at the beginning of the Emma Willard School’s 200th year of educating young women.
Willard founded the school in 1814 out of her home in Middlebury, VT. The school moved to Waterford, NY in 1819, moved again in 1821 to Troy, NY. Today, Emma Willard School is a boarding and day school with more than 337 girls from all over the world attending grades 9 through 12.