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Walt Gable – Underground Railroad Activism

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

FREE Gingerbread Workshops

 
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 Summer Camp Registrations

2017 Summer Camps are OVER

See you next Year

Thank you 

 

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

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’

 

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 CLOSED FOR WINTER

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.

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.