The Women’s Federation Memorial is located within The Palisades Interstate Park, is located on the western shore of the Hudson River in northeastern New Jersey. It is part of more than 100,000 acres of parks and historic sites that the Palisades Interstate Park Commission manages for both New York and New Jersey.
Women’s Federation Memorial Dedication Ceremony on April 30, 1929.
By 1890, citizens in both New Jersey and New York began to organize in opposition to the destruction of the Palisade cliffs by stone quarries.. In 1894, the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs joined other interested groups to fight for legislation to protect the Palisades.
In 1900, as a result of the Federation's efforts, New Jersey’s Governor Foster M. Voorhees and New York’s Governor Theodore Roosevelt formed an Interstate Park Commission whose responsibility was to acquire land along the Palisades to preserve the cliffs and shorefront. The Federation assisted the commission in their fundraising, and the destruction of the Palisades was halted. This Women’s Federation Memorial, acknowledging the key role of the organization in saving the Palisades, was dedicated in a ceremony on April 30, 1929.
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