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2017 Summer Camp Registrations

CAMP 1 is FULL a FEW SPOTS ARE

AVAILABLE FOR CAMP 2

 

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: info@senecamuseum.com

ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND HANDED BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF EACH CAMP

See you next year – The ANTI Temperance Cruise

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

315.568.1510

Boat Tours NOW AVAILABLE

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

3:00pm

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

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.

MUSIC in the PARK Summer series

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’

 

Concluded: Friday May 26th – Steppin’ Out String Band – Music of the Canal

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

‘Women Attorney TrailBlazers of New York’ Display

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.

Concluded: Friday May 12th – Walt Gable – Women in the Civil War

 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. 

 

Concluded: Friday April 28 – Richard Reisem: Myron Holley the untold story.

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.

Concluded: Friday March 24 – Perry & Caren Cleaveland: Canal Ways

Friday March 24 – 7:00pm
Perry & Caren Cleaveland: Canal Way


Continuing the wonderful partnership, which began in 2016, 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.

Tonight’s performance will highlight a varied and diverse presentation of songs from the 18th century…such as by the patriot Francis Hopkinson, to tunes of the 19th century immortalized up to and beyond the Civil War era; all interspersed with the music infused by the culture of the people involved in the canal ways of our country’s past and present times.

Caren, and her husband Perry, perform locally playing and signing a variety of folk, historical and ethnic pieces utilizing instrumentation including guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle and open-back banjo. Caren and Perry sing a variety of historical folk and old-time music as performed throughout New York State. They have played on several television and radio programs, as well as for several Art Councils (NYSCA) across New York counties. They thoroughly enjoying sharing their love of music and history with their many and diverse audiences.

Admission is FREE and begins at 7:00pm.

So join us at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and enjoy an evening of beautiful music in the venerable WESLEYAN CHAPEL.