Seneca Museum in partnership with Canalside Experiences are now offering 90 minute Boat Tours of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.
This fully narrated tour includes a ride into Locks 2/3, around the beautiful Vancleef Lake. Then past the Seneca Knitting Mill (the future home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame), under Bridge Street bridge (locally called Bailey’s Bridge and said to be the inspiration for the bridge in Frank Capra’s ‘Its A Wonderful Life movie). On pass the Ludovico sculpture Trail and much more.
CURRENT TOUR TIMETABLE
Monday – Saturday
AFTER JUNE 14th – Monday – Saturday
11:00am & 1:00pm
For bookings and information contact:
Seneca Museum, 315.568.1510
Book your tour today.
A Blooming Wonder
For the 4th consecutive year Denise and James Brakefield have made the entrance pot of the museum a blooming wonder. Not only did they kindly purchase a range of beautiful flowers and then donate them to the museum but in the early, early hours (whilst out walking with the dog, with trowel and plants in hand)Denise planted them all for us to admire.
Thank you so much for your continued support, care and donation.
Seneca Museum of Waterways & Industry and the Women’s Rights National Historical Park
Present A Musical Performance by
Continuing the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park 2017 Partnership our next program is being presented in the Historic Wesleyan Chapel at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. 136 Fall Street. Steppin’ Out String Band — Four dynamic and talented women have joined forces to form this high energy band. Combining folk songs and ballads with beautiful close vocal harmonies, lively and fun traditional dance tunes, Steppin’ Out String Band is a favorite with audiences of all ages. Specializing in American folk music, the group introduces songs and music with instruments including the button accordion, hammered dulcimer, guitar, lap dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, wooden flute, whistle, bass, ukulele and percussion instruments including the limberjack, washboard and bongo drum.
Please join us on Friday evening – May 26th – 2017 at 6:45 p.m. at the Wesleyan Chapel, 136 Fall Street
This program is FREE and open to the public. For more information about this program please call us at (315)568-1510. Or visit senecamuseum.com
The Seneca Museum, in partnership with the Seneca Falls Historical Society, is excited to announce the arrival of the ‘Women Attorney Trailblazers of New York’ travelling display from the New York State Bar Association’s .
Maureen Bezuhly Co-chair, Committee on Women in the Law stated “New York State has a rich history of amazing trailblazing women attorneys who broke through barriers and blatant discrimination to make major contributions in the legal profession. Their stories are ones of fierce determination, passion for the law, keen intelligence, and inspiring achievement.
From the late 19th Century, when women began gaining admission to state bars, through the 1960s, women attorneys faced widespread discrimination. Women were turned away from law firms, or only offered jobs as librarians or secretaries. Later, women applicants were told that the quota for hiring women was already filled or that clients would be uncomfortable with a woman attorney. ”
The 9′ x 10′ display is located on the fall street level of the Seneca Museum. It will be on display for approx. 2 months before moving on.
On Friday, May 12, 2017, starting at 7:00 pm at the historic WESLEYAN CHAPEL, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will discuss these different roles of women during the Civil War.
Women played very important roles in the Civil War. Many women served in the war as soldiers even though women were barred from such service. Other women provided important assistance to soldiers as nurses, camp laundresses and sutlers. While the men were off fighting, it was the women who ran the farms, managed the children and kept the households together. The effort to secure woman suffrage was placed on hold by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and other suffragists because winning the war had to take priority.
To celebrate “Women’s History Month” we are giving 20% off the regular price of the ‘CADY Cup’
Start your day off right with a specialty mug souvenir from the Seneca Museum in Seneca Falls NY
12oz mug with “The CADY Cup”
Friday April 28 – 7:00pm
Richard Reisem: MYRON HOLLEY
(SPEAKER) – Richard has written fourteen books since retiring from Eastman Kodak Company’s Communications and Public Affairs Division in 1986. They include diverse subjects concerned with history and architecture, including Erie Canal Legacy, Classic Buffalo, and 200 Years of Rochester Architecture and Gardens in collaboration with photographer Andy Olenick.
Tonight Richard will introduce us to MYRON HOLLEY, superintendent of construction of the Erie Canal, reveals the noble heart and remarkable accomplishments of Myron Holley. Reisem tells Myron Holley’s story in the context of the momentous historical events and movements that shaped his life, including the War of 1812, the building of the Erie Canal, and the struggle to abolish slavery. The author crafts a comprehensive portrait of the profound influence that this visionary man exerted, changing the course of history in New York State and indeed the nation. Among Holley’s many achievements, he served as the Superintendent of Construction of the Erie Canal and founded the first Horticultural Society in Western New York, the First Unitarian Church in Rochester, and the anti-slavery Liberty Party. Reisem’s telling of Holley’s remarkable life includes abundant background information about his ancestors and descendants and the historical events of his time. Excerpts from personal letters reveal the man’s heart and intellect.
Admission is FREE and begins at 7:00pm.
So join us at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park WESLEYAN CHAPEL.
The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry is excited to announce the continuation of the wonderful partnership, which began in 2016, with the Women’s National Historical Park.
Once again this year, through the generosity, the commitment to the community and some magic I’m sure, the Museum will be co-partnering several programs at the awe inspiring Wesleyan Chapel. The Park is also providing programming again for the Seneca Museums Summer Camps.
Programs occur on a Friday evening at 7:00pm (usually the 4th Friday of the month) and if you wish to be kept informed about up coming events please sent your email address to email@example.com and you will receive our eNewsLetters.
Under the parks current restrictions, a huge thank you must go to both Superintendent Ami Ghazala and Ashley Nottingham for making this happen.
Wilhelmus Mynderse – Visionary Seneca Falls Businessman
On Friday evening at 7:00pm, February 24, 2017, at the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry 89 Fall Street, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will show how Wilhelmus Mynderse is probably the single most important person for the early economic development, and as well as, the settlement and growth of Seneca Falls, NY.
In his 40 years of living in Seneca Falls Wilhelmus Mynderse was the key person in the establishment of early saw mills and grist mills by the Bayard Land Company in what became the village of Seneca Falls. He contributed in other ways to the well-being of the community. These included his holding of various local government positions, including how he became known as “Colonel Mynderse,” and his donation of property for the establishment of schools and churches.
Gable will also share how he personally aided in securing the Thomas Wentworth oil painting of Colonel Wilhelmus Mynderse for permanent display in the formal drawing room of the Seneca Falls Historical Society.
If you want to gain insight into the early years of Mynderse Mills, as the village of Seneca Falls was first known, then this is the program for you.
Program is FREE for all and the museum is handicap accessible.