Monthly Archives: July 2015

CONCLUDED: From the Flats to Van Cleef Lake – Symposium


Monday, August 10, 2015 at 7 pm

Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry
89 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

COME LISTEN TO LOCAL HISTORIANS and DISTINGUISHED GUESTS
EXPLAIN THE DRAMATIC CHANGES and WHY

Presenters: Mr. Walt Gable – Ms. Tanya Warren – Mr. Christopher Waters
Special guest moderator Mr. Dan Ward

On Monday, August 10, 2015, the public has the opportunity to learn in detail how in August 1915 the village of Seneca Falls was transformed. In a 7 pm program at the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 89 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will show pictures of “the Flats” which was the industrial heart of the village of Seneca Falls prior to 1915. Then Christopher Waters, a Syracuse University graduate student, will talk about how the State of New York made plans to expand the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, culminating on August 20, 1915 in the creation of a body of water that is known as Van Cleef Lake and how local property owners were affected. He will provide specifics on case study examples such as the Trinity Episcopal Church, John M. Guion property, the Mynderse Library, Westcott-Jewell and lower Fall Street. Tanya Warren, curator at the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, will give an illustrated talk of the construction of this new canal locks causing the flooding out of the Flats and the relocation of several residential buildings. Dan Ward, Curator of the Erie Canal Museum, will then moderate a question and answer session.
This program is part of the many events planned from August 7 through August 20th as part of the After the Falls: Van Cleef Lake Centennial. For further information, contact:
Seneca Museum 315.568.1510
info@senecamuseum.com
wgable@co.seneca.ny.us

2015 SUMMER CAMPS

Reservations for the 2015 SUMMER CAMPS are now being taken.
For the first time the Seneca Museum is holding 2 Summer Camps in August 2015.

This year the 3 day camps will be held :
August 5 – 6 – 7 and August 26 – 27 -28 and is designed for all children aged between 7 and 13.
This year will include plenty of hands-on fun activities and there will be a different adventure every day.
This year we have 2 very special guests,
Camp 1 will have Mr. Ted Baumhauer, who is a juggler and motivator;
Ted-Baumhauer
Camp 2 will have Susan Rozler a singer and storyteller.
Susan-Rozler
A trip along the canal and Van Cleef Lake is planned for both camps
(PERMISSION FORMS FOR THE BOAT RIGHT NEED TO BE SIGNED BEFORE THE BOAT TRIP),
with visits to the locks.

Each child will receive a fully provided lunch each day.
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:
(If you download the forms you still need to contact the Museum to reserve the children(s) place(s)
View Summer Camp Poster
Phone: 315.568.1510 or email: info@senecamuseum.com
ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND HANDED BEFORE THE FIRST DAY

 

CONCLUDED: Van Cleef Celebration – Gala Dinner

Van Cleef Celebration – Gala Dinner
Van Cleef Celebration Dinner
August  7, 2014, 6:30pm
• Champagne and hors d’oevres on arrival
• Sumptuous 4 Course Meal
• Special presentation by Tanya Warren – ‘The Million Dollar Lake’
• 50/50 Raffle and Live Auction

Van Cleef Celebration Dinner Poster

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW

Buy tickets online or by phone
Seneca Museum: 315‐568‐1510 or The Hotel Gould: 315-712-4000
or in person at
Seneca Museum
89 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

The Gould Hotel
108 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Gala Dinner Ticket Reservations
AVAILABLE HERE




Setting the Scene: Seneca Falls in the 1840’s

COMPLETED

 

  Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry
89 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

If you want to learn why the first woman’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls in 1848, then come to a program on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7 pm at the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 89 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will provide some insights into the various factors in the 1840s that “set the scene” for the July 1848 woman’s rights convention.
Walt-GableThis presentation launches the “historical” parts of the annual Convention Days weekend held in Seneca Falls to celebrate the first woman’s rights convention. Convention Days Inc. has planned a series of meaningful historical programs for the weekend.

In his power point presentation, Gable will first show how Seneca Falls in the 1840s became a thriving industrial town with many businesses located on the Flats, making use of water power and canals on the Seneca Falls. He will then cover the central role that Seneca Falls residents played in much of the reforming zeal arising in the “burned-over district” as an outgrowth of the Second Great Awakening. This will include key developments in the anti-slavery, temperance and women’s rights reform movements. He will also show how the issues raised in the Rhoda Bement incident in 1843-44 was a precursor of the July 1848 woman’s rights convention.

View Program Poster

For further information, contact Seneca Museum (315-568-1510) or
visit the website www.conventiondays.com or
contact Seneca County Historian Walter Gable wgable@co.seneca.ny.us (315-729-6211).

Merry Mischief – TALES and TUNES along the TOWPATH

Friday. September 25 – 7:00pm
TALES and TUNES along the TOWPATH

(MUSICAL PROGRAM) –  An informative and entertaining program filed with songs, poems and facts from the Erie Canal and Irish Immigrants. Harry & Merlyn of Merry Mischief delight you with songs of Low Bridge, Never Take the Hindshoe from a Mule and The E-R-I-E and many more. Performed in historical costume,

Merry-Mischief-Logo

Visit their web site
http://merrymischief.net/

Steppin’ Out String Band – SONGS for 15 MILES & THEN-SOME

Friday, July 31
  SONGS for 15 MILES & THEN-SOME

(MUSIC) – 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 with American patriotic music, Steppin’ Out String Band is a favorite with audiences of all ages.

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