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
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
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.