Monthly Archives: June 2016

CONCLUDED: Walt Gable – “WATERWAYS, WOMEN AND INDUSTRY AND THE SENECA FALLS CONVENTION

Friday JULY 15th – 7:00pm

WESLEYAN Chapel –

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Waterways, Women and Industry

Continuing 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.

Mr Walt Gable

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will relate how developments in terms of waterways and industry and the actions of women contributed to the convening of the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls in July 1848. Gable will show how the canal on the Seneca River and its connection with the Erie Canal spurred an industrial boom in Seneca Falls. This industrial boom attracted many people to come to Seneca Falls, most as workers but also many would-be entrepreneurs. Mr. Gable will also trace the involvement of women in various reform efforts.

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CONCLUDED: Dorothy Stacy – ’15 Miles On The Erie Canal’

Friday JUNE 24th – 7:00pm

Seneca Museum, 89 Fall Street

Tonight we will hear from Author ~ Publisher and HistoryTeller Dorothy Stacy about life on the Erie Canal in 1840 when locks, low bridges, mules, and towlines were a part of everyday life. It was a time when the canal was alive with colorful canal boats, prosperous towns and businesses,  and interesting sights.
Included will be how Dorothy wrote and published the books based on her research of the canal.

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This program is at the Seneca Museum, 89 Fall Street. There will be light refreshments afterwards and an opportunity to meet the Author 

2016 Summer Camps

Registrations for the 2016 SUMMER CAMPS are now being taken.
The Seneca Museum is holding 2 Summer Camps again in August 2016.

REGISTRATION FORMS available for download here

This year the 3 day camps will be held :
August 3 – 4 – 5 and August 24 – 25 -26 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. Topher Holt, who is an Interactive Storyteller;

Camp 2 will have Susan Rozler a singer and storyteller.

A trip along the canal and Van Cleef Lake is planned for both camps
(PERMISSION FORMS FOR THE BOAT RIGHT and CAMP NEED TO BE SIGNED BEFORE ).

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:

(Contact the Museum to reserve the children(s) place(s) after you download the forms)

2016 Summer Camp Poster Full

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Phone: 315.568.1510 or email: info@senecamuseum.com
ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND HANDED BEFORE THE FIRST DAY

CONCLUDED: DAN WARD – Boom and Bust

Friday JUNE 10th – 7:00pm

Guntzel Theatre –

Women’s Rights National Historical Park 

Continuing the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park 2016 Partnership our next program is being presented in the Guntzel Theatre in the Visitor Center of Women’s Rights National Historical Park

DANIEL FRANKLIN WARD, PhD, (a native of Seneca Falls) is a folklorist, historian and an independent consultant in cultural research, cultural resources management and presentation. He has directed research, fieldwork, documentation, development, production and presentation historical projects for various organizations throughout the United States. Since 2005 Dr. Ward has co-directed a statewide consortium of organizations and individuals who have developed a number of Erie Canal-related projects conducted in ports along the length of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.  

Dan-Ward-Erie-Canal-Movie-Poster

The most recent of these efforts is a documentary film, BOOM AND BUST: AMERICA’S JOURNEY ON THE ERIE CANAL. This film, co-produced by Dr. Ward and and Steve Zeitlin and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Paul Wagner, is a meditation on economic cycles and the American Dream. This remarkable film tells the story of industrial expansion and decline along the Erie Canal, and examines its impact on the lives of workers in steel , grain, textiles and shipping. In the wake of economic collapse, can the people of America’s cities find meaning and worth? Produced by City Lore, the Erie Canal Museum and American Focus, Inc. There are several scenes filmed in Seneca Falls.

Dan Ward Erie Canal Movie Poster

 

CONCLUDED: The DADY BROS – Songs of the Erie Canal

Friday JUNE 3rd – 7:00pm

WESLEYAN Chapel –

Women’s Rights National Historical Park

John & Joe Dady

Continuing 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.
John and Joe Dady are The Dady Brothers, and as audiences know, the name is synonymous with fine musical talent and fun! They are a Rochester based folk duo and their shows consist of Celtic and folk-roots music.  This versatile duo plays a variety of instruments the fiddle, mandolin, bodhran, uilleann pipes and even penny whistle, to name just a few, while performing a wide range of music styles including Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Irish.
Tonight’s performance will highlight the songs that were sung by the Irish immigrants who were instrumental in the building of the Erie Canal and the Irish heritage.  The Dady Brothers play with an endless supply of energy.
Come to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and enjoy an evening of Irish music in the venerable WESLEYAN CHAPEL.

Visit the Dady Bros website
http://dadybros.com/

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.auburn public theatrenyscaAuburn Public Theatre