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CONCLUDED: Walt Gable – “WATERWAYS, WOMEN AND INDUSTRY AND THE SENECA FALLS CONVENTION

Friday JULY 15th – 7:00pm

WESLEYAN Chapel –

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Waterways, Women and Industry

Continuing the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park 2016 Partnership our next program is being presented in the Historic Wesleyan Chapel at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.

Mr Walt Gable

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will relate how developments in terms of waterways and industry and the actions of women contributed to the convening of the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in July 1848. Gable will show how the canal on the Seneca River and its connection with the Erie Canal spurred an industrial boom in Seneca Falls. This industrial boom attracted many people to come to Seneca Falls, most as workers but also many would-be entrepreneurs. Mr. Gable will also trace the involvement of women in various reform efforts.

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CONCLUDED: Gwendolyn Briley-Strand as ‘Harriet Tubman – The Chosen One’

Friday JULY 1st – 7:00pm

WESLEYAN Chapel –

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Seneca-Museum---Harriet-Tubman

Continuing the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park 2016 Partnership our next program is being presented in the Historic Wesleyan Chapel at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. “Harriet Tubman – The Chosen One” is a dynamic one-woman show that takes its audience on one of the many journeys Ms. Tubman took on the Underground Railroad. The show celebrates the life of this great American who made her way to freedom, and then risked her freedom to free others. Watch Ms. Briley-Strand, change into more than a dozen characters, right before your eyes. See for yourself the people who helped her along the path to freedom… and the ones who tried to stop her in her tracks. Listen as she sings spiritual after spiritual showing how the enslaved used this “secret language” to communicate with one another. Join Ms. Briley-Strand as she transports you into a time you’ve only read about.

Visit Gwendolyn Briley-Strand’s website
http://www.seethefruits.com/index.htm

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The Seneca Museum is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, the Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants which is administered locally by the Auburn Public Theater.auburn public theatrenyscaAuburn Public Theatre

CONCLUDED: Dorothy Stacy – ’15 Miles On The Erie Canal’

Friday JUNE 24th – 7:00pm

Seneca Museum, 89 Fall Street

Tonight we will hear from Author ~ Publisher and HistoryTeller Dorothy Stacy about life on the Erie Canal in 1840 when locks, low bridges, mules, and towlines were a part of everyday life. It was a time when the canal was alive with colorful canal boats, prosperous towns and businesses,  and interesting sights.
Included will be how Dorothy wrote and published the books based on her research of the canal.

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This program is at the Seneca Museum, 89 Fall Street. There will be light refreshments afterwards and an opportunity to meet the Author 

CONCLUDED: DAN WARD – Boom and Bust

Friday JUNE 10th – 7:00pm

Guntzel Theatre –

Women’s Rights National Historical Park 

Continuing the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park 2016 Partnership our next program is being presented in the Guntzel Theatre in the Visitor Center of Women’s Rights National Historical Park

DANIEL FRANKLIN WARD, PhD, (a native of Seneca Falls) is a folklorist, historian and an independent consultant in cultural research, cultural resources management and presentation. He has directed research, fieldwork, documentation, development, production and presentation historical projects for various organizations throughout the United States. Since 2005 Dr. Ward has co-directed a statewide consortium of organizations and individuals who have developed a number of Erie Canal-related projects conducted in ports along the length of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.  

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The most recent of these efforts is a documentary film, BOOM AND BUST: AMERICA’S JOURNEY ON THE ERIE CANAL. This film, co-produced by Dr. Ward and and Steve Zeitlin and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Paul Wagner, is a meditation on economic cycles and the American Dream. This remarkable film tells the story of industrial expansion and decline along the Erie Canal, and examines its impact on the lives of workers in steel , grain, textiles and shipping. In the wake of economic collapse, can the people of America’s cities find meaning and worth? Produced by City Lore, the Erie Canal Museum and American Focus, Inc. There are several scenes filmed in Seneca Falls.

Dan Ward Erie Canal Movie Poster

 

CONCLUDED: The DADY BROS – Songs of the Erie Canal

Friday JUNE 3rd – 7:00pm

WESLEYAN Chapel –

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

John & Joe Dady

Continuing the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park 2016 Partnership our next program is being presented in the Historic Wesleyan Chapel at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
John and Joe Dady are The Dady Brothers, and as audiences know, the name is synonymous with fine musical talent and fun! They are a Rochester based folk duo and their shows consist of Celtic and folk-roots music.  This versatile duo plays a variety of instruments the fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, uilleann pipes and even penny whistle, to name just a few, while performing a wide range of music styles including Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Irish.
Tonight’s performance will highlight the songs that were sung by the Irish immigrants who were instrumental in the building of the Erie Canal and the Irish heritage.  The Dady Brothers play with an endless supply of energy.
Come to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and enjoy an evening of Irish music in the venerable WESLEYAN CHAPEL.

Visit the Dady Bros website
http://dadybros.com/

The Seneca Museum is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, the Finger Lakes Community Arts Grants which is administered locally by the Auburn Public Theater.auburn public theatrenyscaAuburn Public Theatre

 

Museum Entrance will soon be Blooming Wonderful

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hank you to the generosity of Seneca Museum members James and Denise Brakefield, the outdoor pot, by the entrance, will soon be awash with color and beautiful flowers.
For the 3rd year running, Denise noticed the rather barren pot out front that had been ravaged by the winter chills.
So off went Denise and she purchased a range of beautiful flowers and donated them to the museum. Not only did Denise and James donate the flowers but Denise also planted them all for us.

Thank you so much for your support and care.

CONCLUDED – Walt Gable: Seneca Falls CIVIL WAR Industrial Connections

Friday, May 20

“Seneca Falls Civil War Industrial Connection”

Continuing the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park 2016 Partnership our next program is being presented in the Guntzel Theatre in the Visitor Center of Women’s Rights National Historical Park

It is commonly said that it was the industrial prowess of the North that enabled the Union to win out over the Confederacy in a prolonged Civil War. Clearly, the Civil War was a financial windfall to many industries in Seneca Falls and all of Seneca County

Mr Walt Gable

 Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will relate how industries in Seneca Falls secured contracts to supply the Union forces with their war needs. The various pump-making plants were providing many of the pumps and other iron products needed in the war efforts. The knitting mills were working at peak capacity. Area farmers reaped huge profits from their expanded production of wheat and other food grains. Flour mills expanded their production capacity to keep up with the sharply increasing demand for bread products.

This program provides insight into what was happening here in Seneca Falls and Seneca County while many of its men were off fighting the war.

 

For further information visit the Seneca Museum website : http://www.senecamuseum.com

or call 315.568.1510

CONCLUDED – Paul Shinal : Auburn Railroad

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‘Auburn Railroad’

This FRIDAY April 22nd – 7:00pm

Mr. Shinal will be presenting an historical overview of the “Auburn Road,” the railway that still runs today from Canandaigua to Geneva through Waterloo, Seneca Falls, Auburn and into Solvay. 2016 marks the 175th Anniversary of the line, which Mr. Shinal will highlight with maps, schedules and photos, some depicting the early years of its existence. The rail line is recognized in railroad history as one of the oldest railroads still operating in America. Paul’s presentation will span from its beginning as the combined efforts of the Auburn & Syracuse and Auburn & Rochester Railroads, through the New York Central, Penn Central, and Conrail years to today as the backbone of Finger Lakes Railway.

A life-long resident of Seneca Falls, Paul is a CPA and retired member of the faculty of Cayuga Community College, where he taught for 35 years. While teaching, he chaired the Accounting Curriculum Committee and was a conference presenter for Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TACTYC). In his retirement his favorite hobby has come to the forefront. When not at home constructing his own northeastern heritage HO scale model layout, Paul enjoys researching our region’s railway history. Along with various railroad brochures, he has compiled a comprehensive booklet highlighting historical facts of nearly all railroads once traversing the Finger Lakes. He is a member and financial advisor of the Central NY Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society in Syracuse. His love for trains began when he was very young, receiving a Lionel train set originally given to his sister. His earliest memory of train excitement was riding with his mom on the last westbound passenger train from Seneca Falls to Geneva on May 18, 1958.

Additional Parking at Rear of Museum on the canal level.
Entrance through Boaters Amenities.

CONCLUDED: The Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo Area

The Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo Area

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will present a program on the Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls-Waterloo area. The program will begin at 1 pm and will take place in the Guntzel Theatre of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. Gable will use a power point presentation and will provide handouts. There will also be a question and answer period following his presentation.

Walt-GableThe Seneca Falls-Waterloo area was a hotbed of anti-slavery activism in the years preceding the Civil War. While certainly not all area residents were anti-slavery in their beliefs, there were a very active number of individuals and groups that were doing as much as they could to support abolitionism. Who were these people? They included Quakers, the upper class “movers and shakers” in the community as well as working and lower middle class members, and both males and females. Gable will show how this activism was a logical outgrowth of the economic transformation taking place in the area and the reforming zeal growing out of the Second Great Awakening. He will identify many ways in which this activism was manifested. These include political activism in the Free Soil party movement, the establishment of woolen mills by anti-slavery businessmen, the welcoming of blacks to settle locally, as well as specific examples of helping “freedom seekers” (i.e., fugitive slaves) escape from their southern slavery. The contributions of several specific sites and groups of people and individuals in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo area will be shown. He will also show the direct ties between the abolition movement and the evolving women’s rights movement.

Much of the specific information for this program comes from the Final Report of the 2005-06 study of the Underground Railroad in Seneca County. This study was a Cultural Resources Survey sponsored by the Seneca County Historian’s Office and funded by a Preserve New York grant from the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Humanities.

For further information, contact Women’s Rights National Historical Park or Seneca a Museum of Waterways and Industry 315.568.1510

Concluded: BUNCO – Evening

BUNCO  –  BUNCO  –  BUNCO
Bunco Dice
7:00pm, on Wednesday, March 16th

Come and join us for an evening of fun and games, Play Bunco (it is easy to play), enjoy some refreshments, win prizes while helping the museum. 7:00pm, on Wednesday, March 16th at the Seneca Falls Community Center the Community Bunco Project is hosting one of its monthly benefits. This time the Seneca Museum is the beneficiary of their efforts.
Entrance Fee: Only $25.00

Come JOIN US