A Danger Greater Than War
– The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and 1919 –
Continuing the partnership between the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park our next program is a presentation by Seneca County Historian Mr. Walt Gable. in the Guntzel Theater at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. Tonight’s topic is “A Danger Greater than War, The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and 1919”.
The infamous influenza epidemic of 1918-1919 killed more than 21 million people—more people than were killed in the fighting and destruction of World War I. It was the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. More people died of influenza in the single year of 1918 than in the four years of the Black Death (Bubonic Plague) from 1347-1351. More Americans died in this flu epidemic than were killed in the Civil War, World Wars One and Two, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and Iraq War combined!
Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will explore the causes of this influenza epidemic and how it affected World War One as well as sharing stories of this epidemic in Seneca County.
‘The Railways of Seneca County’
FRIDAY April 5th – 7:00pm
Continuing the partnership between the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park our next program, ‘The Railways of Seneca County’, is being presented by Mr. Walt Gable (Seneca County Historian) and Mr. Paul Shinal (Local Rail Historian) in the Guntzel Theater at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.the backbone of Finger Lakes Railway.
What the waterways began, the railways of Seneca County brought to fruition: the transition from an agrarian way of life to an industrial society. As the railways grew throughout the county, not only did they provide the physical transportation of both people & goods, they provided the intermingling of social & economic ideas between its populace & those living in other parts of our nation & around the world. From our milk & fruits to our fire engines & pianos, from a convention for woman’s rights to the training of soldiers to protect our American freedoms, our railroads united our people to those living in distant cities & lands. Come, hear & see how the railways of Seneca County were once the blood of our existence.
These railways include the Auburn Road; the Lehigh Valley lines; the Seneca County Railroad; the Hayts Corners, Ovid & Willard Railroad, and the trolley line connecting Geneva with Cayuga Lake Park.
Friday June 14 – 7:00pm
Continuing the partnership between the Seneca Museum and the Women’s National Historical Park our next program is from The Canal Street String Band are being presented in the Historic Wesleyan Chapel at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
The Canal Street String Band performs good-time music on banjo, fiddle, twin mandolins, dobro, string bass, guitar and more, with stellar three-part harmonies. Cowboy songs…sea shanties…western swing…fiddle tunes…old-time mountain music…and originals too! Perfect for multi-generational audiences. The musicianship is outstanding, the songs are infectious, and the humor makes everyone feel right at home.
Entertaining us tonight will be The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters. A unique blend of old and new. It’s a blend of four veteran (the old) musicians, who’s years of experience create a sound best described in the title of one of their originals…Jump, Jazz, Boogie-Woogie, Rag Time Swing. The Lipker Sisters are three young singers (the new) that have been singing vocal harmony, in a way only family can, their entire lives. They bring back memories of The Andrew Sisters with the attitude of today’s Puppini Sisters, at the same time making it their own.
Together, The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters have quickly become one of the most popular acts in the Finger Lakes region.
2018 BEDFORD FALLS GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST
The 9th Annual Bedford Falls Gingerbread House Contest
will once again be happening during the It’s A Wonderful Life weekend,
this year from December 7th through December 9th.
House plans and recipes available ….. follow link… BELOW
All prizes have been donated by Seneca Falls vendors and organizations
Houses will be on display at the Seneca Museum for voting from Tuesday Dec 4th through Sunday Dec 9th.
Winners chosen by People’s Choice and announced Monday December 10th with all winners will being contacted.
All entries must be received by Monday December the 3rd at the Museum by 4pm
Gingerbread House Recipes and Plans are available download from the following link:
Plans and Recipes HERE
If you have any questions please call Seneca Falls Visitor Center, Seneca Museum 315.568.1510.
For our last program of the year, we are proud to present Melanie Zimmer, author of four books, will be speaking and telling spooky, mysterious, and oddball stories about the Erie Canal system and around the Fingerlakes of New York
Come laugh and learn about the region with her.
This program is another partnership program between the Seneca Museum and the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and will be held in the historic Wesleyan Chapel, beginning at 7:00pm.
Nate Michaels Music returns! A musician raised in the Finger Lakes region on NY, with a wide range of music in his repertoire. Also a singer/songwriter in the country music genre.
Pizza Posto will be our featured Food Truck for the evening. Coming from Geneva, NY, Pizza Posto serves artisanal, wood fired pizzas. We are excited to have Sam join us this season!
Also we have joining us SPEINKLE STARSHIP ice cream truck.
These programs would not be possible without great partnerships and for the 2nd year, Seneca Meadows has been there to assist us bring them to you. We are also extremely excited to announce our partnership with the Fingerlakes Radio Group and Mix98.5
3 Reform Causes Impacting Seneca Falls
In the mid 19th Century
WOMEN’S RIGHTS – TEMPERANCE – ABOLITION
Why was Seneca Falls such a hotbed of reform in woman’s rights, temperance and abolition in the years preceding the Civil War? If you want information to answer that question, come to the Wesleyan Chapel (136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls) on Friday, July 6th, at 7:00pm for a presentation by Seneca County Historian Walter Gable. This program is another partnership event between the Seneca Museum and the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
Mr. Gable who will show how these three major reform causes were impacting Seneca Falls in the mid-19th century. Several different societies were established seeking to achieve a total ban on the consumption of alcohol or to limit greatly its use. Several businesses advertised that they catered to “temperance” clientele. All kinds of anti-slavery activism were taking place in Seneca Falls, including helping freedom seekers reach freedom via the Underground Railroad, speeches by famous abolitionist speakers, conducting anti-slavery fairs, meetings of the Free Soil and Liberty political parties, formation of a new Wesleyan Church, and the sending of anti-slavery petitions to Congress. Basic events of the July 1848 woman’s rights convention will be covered, as well as some analysis of the signers and non-signers of the Declaration of Sentiments. Mr. Gable will also show how the Rhoda Bement church trial was a microcosm of how these three causes were evolving and interacting five years before the woman’s rights convention of 1848.
Reservations for the 2018 SUMMER CAMPS are now being taken CLOSED and will reopen for the 2019 Camp June 1 2019. Thank you
The camps will be held on:
August 13 – 14 – 15 – 16 and August 17
August 27 – 28 – 29 – 30 and August 31
All camps are from 10am – 2:30 pm
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, visiting special artists, a boat ride, visits to other museums plus learning and working a mobile foundry, plus lots more
(PERMISSION FORMS FOR THE CAMPS NEED TO BE SIGNED AND RETURNED BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE CAMPS),
Call into the Museum to collect your forms
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 : 2018 Summer Camp 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND HANDED BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF EACH CAMP