What made it possible for so many “freedom seekers” (“fugitive slaves”) to come safely through the Finger Lakes as they sought freedom from slavery? That is a key question that Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will help answer in a program on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Wesleyan Chapel 126 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.
Many individuals and groups were active in various kinds of Underground Railroad or anti-slavery activities in the decades preceding the Civil War. Learn about who these groups and people were and what they did.
Help celebrate African-American History Month by learning more about the important role that the Finger Lakes played in this momentous human rights struggle in United States
The 2017 Bedford Falls Gingerbread House contest has been run and won.
Thank you to all those who entered (a total of 54 this year) and a special thank you to all the people who made this event possible. To all the people who volunteered to help with the FREE workshops for the children, for giving up their time and Saturdays to help make this a wonderful experience for the children we thank you, for without your help this would not have been possible.
The contest and workshops were assisted by the generous support and donation from Seneca Meadows.
Winner in the Under 8 age group:
Sage (Aged 2)
Winner in the 8 – 13 age group:
Riley (Aged 10)
Winner in the Adult group:
Alexandria (Aged 17)
See you again next It’s A Wonderful Life Festival
Do you need to get into the “spirit” for Halloween? You can do so by attending the Friday, October 27th program “Halloween and the Finger Lakes” presented by Seneca County Historian Walter Gable at the Wesleyan Chapel 136 Fall Street Seneca Falls.
Mr.Gable will share ghost stories associated with the Seneca Falls Historical Society mansion as well as the Sea Serpent of Seneca Lake and allegations of ghosts at other places in the Finger Lakes such as Belhurst Castle and Wells College. You can also learn about Spook Hill and why Edward Rulloff’s brain is part of the Wilder Brain Collection at Cornell University. Gable will also share the historical origins of Halloween and how it has become one of the major holidays celebrated in the United States.
The program begins at 7:00pm on Friday the 27th of October
For further information, contact the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry 315.568.1510
Thank you to Seneca Meadows for their support the Seneca Museum is once again able to offer two FREE gingerbread work shops for children to decorate their houses on Saturday November 18th and December 2nd from 10:30 to 12:30.
Each workshop has 2 decorating sessions. Every child will receive a Gingerbread House to decorate.
There is a LIMITED number of places so Registration is necessary.
Registrations can now be made for the workshops by contacting the museum on 315.568.1510
Houses and all decorations are supplied for the workshops.
Recipe and House Plans click here
Workshop 1 is Saturday November 18th
Session 1 is 10:30am to 11:15am
Session 2 is 11:30am to 12:15pm
Workshop 2 is Saturday December 2nd
Session 1 is 10:30am to 11:15am
Session 2 is 11:30am to 12:15pm
2017 BEDFORD FALLS GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
The 8th Annual Bedford Falls Gingerbread House Contest will once again be happening over the It’s A Wonderful Life weekend,
this year from December 12th through December 14th.
All prizes have been donated by Seneca Falls vendors and organizations
Houses will be on display at the Seneca Museum for voting from
Tuesday Dec 5th through Sunday Dec 10th.
Winners chosen by People’s Choice and announced
Monday December 11th.
all winners will being contacted.
All entries must be received by Monday December the 4th
Gingerbread House Recipes and Plans
Download from the following link:
If you have any questions please call Seneca Falls Visitor Center, Seneca Museum 315.568.1510.
2017 Summer Camps are OVER
See you next Year
Reservations for the 2017 SUMMER CAMPS are now being taken.
For the first time the Seneca Museum the Summer Camps are over 4 days and starting on Tuesday and finishing on Friday.
The camps will be held :
August 15 – 16 – 17 – 18 and August 29 – 30 – 31 and Sept 1. The camp is designed for children aged between 7 and 13.
They will include plenty of hands-on fun activities and there will be a different adventure every day.
(PERMISSION FORMS FOR THE BOAT RIGHT NEED TO BE SIGNED BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE CAMPS),
Call into the Museum to collect your forms and book you place NOW
PLACES ARE LIMITED
So reserve your place TODAY
Either download the forms below or call into the Seneca Museum 89 Fall Street.
Download forms click here: Forms
(If you download the forms you still need to contact the Museum to reserve the children(s) place(s)
Phone: 315.568.1510 or email: email@example.com
ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND HANDED BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF EACH CAMP
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!
Seneca Museum of Waterways & Industry announces MUSIC in the PARK – a music summer series in People’s Park, Seneca Falls NY. This event series is a shift from our usual monthly As in the historical related programs which are provided FREE to all.
The MUSIC in the PARK series is FREE to all. Along with an eclectic collection of local musicians and artists who have been scheduled for this inaugural series there will also be each week a featured winery offering tastings along with local vendors and organizations providing a variety of food for purchase.
Bands include Glacial Erotics, Ende Brothers, Whiskey Sunday, Little Joe & the BIG SHOTS, Diana Jacobs Band, Jessica Novak Band, The Sweats, and the Cool Club Quartet and Lipker Sisters.
This series is another FREE series from Seneca Museum made available with support from Seneca Meadows.
Event organization by ‘Simply Created by Susie’
Thank you for coming – See you Next year
Enjoy a leisurely two hour guided cruise along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, Locking through Locks 2 & 3, (a duel lock system with a 25′ drop each section) and out onto Cayuga Lake (time permitting) just in time to see the sun dipping low in the sky.
A sumptuous meal will be provided and a cash-bar available.
Celebrate Convention Days in style, comfort and NOT thirsty
You can reserve your seat by contacting the museum on