SENECA FALLS, N.Y. - The founder of a Troy boarding school, Emma Willard, was among those inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame Saturday.
In 1814, Willard opened the Middlebury Female Seminary in her home in Middlebury, Vermont to provide young women with the same higher education as their male peers.
Willard later moved her school to Troy.
Since then, the school has been providing classes for girls in grades 9 through 12.
Famous alums include New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Also inducted on Saturday, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and former First Lady Betty Ford, who passed away in 2011.
All inductees were selected by a National Judges Panel.
Saturday's inductees joined 247 women in the Hall of Fame.