The Seneca Museum unveiled a new gift shop item just in time for the It’s a Wonderful Life weekend. The new item is a collectible coin; a beautiful polished brass commemorative token which features George and Mary Bailey on one side and Bailey’s Bridge on the other. The coin was designed as a collaborative effort between Linda Solan, Chris Podzuweit and Sherry Laney.
IN THE GOOD OLD COLONY DAYS :
Friday JUNE 20th – 7:00pm
This program explores the many ways music was part of life in the Colonial and Revolutionary War era. Linda Russell brings our Early American past to life accompanied by the hammered and mountain dulcimers, guitar and pennywhistle.
Visit Linda’s website
Friday MAY 23rd – 7:00pm
President of the Howland Stone Store museum, Patricia Howland White, will present the Howland family story. How they were prominent in important reform movements throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century, particularly in the abolition of slavery, education and woman’s suffrage. From the beginning Slocum Howland was a devoted Quaker, wool buyer, entrepreneur, anti-slavery advocate, local banker, prohibitionist and local leader to his daughter Miss Emily, who was avidly involved in women’s rights, temperance, education, abolition and political equality clubs. Along with postersthat display a visual history that helped propel cause of women’s rights to victory and the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Visit the Howland Stone Store Museum website
New York State, and especially upstate’s old “burned-over” district, was fertile soil for the flowering of abolitionism. This illustrated talk places the story of the Underground Railroad in the context of the religious and reform movements of the pre-Civil War period, including endeavors such as the temperance crusade and the women’s rights campaign. Frederick Douglass, Gerrit Smith, Harriet Tubman, Beriah Green and many others come to center stage, as do important events such as the “Jerry Rescue” in Syracuse in 1851. Audiences are encouraged to share their local stories of “Freedom’s Trail.”
Friday March 21st – 7:00pm
Visit the Dady Bros website
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.
Houses will be on display at the Seneca Museum for voting from Friday Dec 13th through Sunday Dec 15th.
Winners chosen by People’s Choice and announced Monday December 16th. Gingerbread House Recipes and Plans
Houses will be displayed during “It’s A Wonderful Life” Weekend, Beginning Dec. 13th.
If you have any questions please call Seneca Falls Visitor Center, Seneca Museum 315.568.1510.