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2016 Schedule of Events

Convention Days 2016 Events [pdf]

FRIDAY JULY 15th
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dream Rocket Art Exhibit: a national youth art project; Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Meta Strict and Sara Rosedahl Art Exhibit: a mixed media art exhibit; Visitor Center, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seneca Falls Historical Society, 55 Cayuga St., Free
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Women: Right on the Money Scavenger Hunt; National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St., Free
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 89 Falls St., Free
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House Tours; Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 32 Washington St., Free
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Donna Reed: Another Mother for Peace Exhibit; IDEA Center for the Voices of Humanity and The Seneca Falls It's a Wonderful Life Museum, 32 Fall St., Free
5:00 am to 6:30 pm
Community Service Award Presentation and Reception Honoring Bertram and Gloria Serling; The Gould Hotel, 108 Fall St., Free
7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Waterway Women, Industry and the Seneca Falls Convention in Seneca Falls with Walt Gable, Seneca County Historian; Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
SATURDAY JULY 16th

9:00 am to 9:30 am
Tour of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube, and Coline Jenkins, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's great-great-granddaughter; Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 32 Washington St. Free
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seneca Falls Historical Society, 55 Cayuga St., Free
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Women: Right on the Money Scavenger Hunt; National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St., Free
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House Tours Women's Rights National Historical Park, 32 Washington St.; Free
9:00 am -5:00 pm
Dream Rocket Art Exhibit: a national youth art project; Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
9:00 am -5:00 pm
Meta Strict and Sara Rosedahl Art Exhibit: a mixed media art exhibit; Visitor Center, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
9:30 am to 10:00 am
Women's Suffrage Procession from the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House to the Wesleyan Chapel; participants are encouraged to dress in period attire from 1848 to 1920, Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park, steps off at 32 Washington St. Free
9:00 am - 6:00 am
Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 89 Fall St., Free
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Donna Reed, Another Mother for Peace Exhibit; IDEA Center for the Voices of Humanity and The Seneca Falls It's a Wonderful Life Museum, 32 Fall St., Free
10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Musical Performance, Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga St, Free
10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Reading of the 1848 Declaration of Sentiments by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube, the Declaration of Sentiments for Muslim Women read by Nadia Shahram, attorney, educator, and activist, and the re-dedicated Declaration of Sentiments read by Adriene Emmo, Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park. Welcoming words by Ami Ghazala, Superintendent of Women's Rights National Historical Park. Immediately following, the signing of the Declaration of Sentiments will begin. Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Women on $20s with Barbara Ortiz Howard, founder of Women on $20s, a grassroots movement to include a women's portrait on United States currency to expand the visibility of women's contributions; First Amendment Area, Declaration Park, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Declarations of Sentiments for Native American Women, presentation and signing; First Amendment Area, Declaration Park, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
11:00 am to 12:15 pm
"Righting the Wrong," a panel discussion with Coline Jenkins, descendent of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Walt Gable, Seneca County Historian, and Reverend Leah Ntuala of the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls; Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free. Sign Language Interpretation will be available.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Elizabeth Smith Miller & Dress Reform; Guntzel Theater, Visitor Center, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
12:30 pm -1:30 pm
Brown Bag Lunch Talk; bring your lunch and blanket to the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House and join Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott in an informal discussion of the suffrage movement; Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 32 Washington St., Free
12:30 am to 1:30 pm
Luncheon at the Seneca Falls Community Center with guest speaker Susan James, author of the novel, "Lock it Down"; The Convention Days Committee, Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St., Cost is $25.00 per person, for reservations, call 315-568-8412. Space is limited.
1:30 pm -3:00 pm
Remembering the Women, a panel discussion with guest speaker Brent Glass, Director Emeritus, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Barbara Howard, business executive and founder of Women on $20s, and Jill Teitjen, engineer, author, and former President of the Board of Directors of the National Women's Hall of Fame; Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free. Sign Language Interpretation will be available. Book signings for panelist's works will follow in the Visitor Center.
2:00 pm -4:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church Open for Tours (site of the1923 Alice Paul call for ERA) 23 Cayuga Street. Free
2:30 pm -3:30 pm
Elizabeth Smith Miller & Dress Reform; Guntzel Theater, Visitor Center, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
3:30 pm -5:00 pm
"The Good Mind," a film focusing on the Haudenosaunee influence on American democracy and suffrage movement, will be shown followed by a panel discussion on Native American women's issues with award winning filmmaker Gwedolen Cates whose critically acclaimed book, "Indian Country" inspired Oprah Winfrey to begin a series about Native Americans, and Dyani Brown Shinnecock, former Tribal Council Chairwoman for the Shinnecock Nation and Community Assistant for Washington Internships for the Native Student program at American University; Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free. Sign Language Interpretation will be available.
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Anti-Temperance Boat Tour; Enjoy a leisurely two hour cruise with a park ranger on this guided tour along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, locking through Locks 2 & 3, and out onto Cayuga Lake just in time to see the sun dipping low in the sky. For tickets and more information, contact the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 89 Fall St., 315- 568-1510.
SUNDAY, JULY 17th
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
National Park Service's 3rd Annual Convention Paddle; join a park ranger on a leisurely paddle on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, lock through Lock #2 and #3, hear about the history and flora and fauna of this beautiful area; Meet at the boat launch facility in the west parking lot of the Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water St., Free, Reservations are not required. Don't own a kayak or canoe? Call Fuzzy Guppies Canoe and Kayak Rentals at 315-539-8848.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dream Rocket Art Exhibit: a national youth art project; Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
9:00 pm -5:00 pm
Meta Strict and Sara Rosedahl Art Exhibit: a mixed media art exhibit; Visitor Center, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Women: Right on the Money Scavenger Hunt, National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St., Free
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 89 Falls St., Free
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House Tours; Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 32 Washington St., Free
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday Service on the site where Alice Paul made the first public announcement of the Equal Rights Amendment; The First Presbyterian Church, 23 Cayuga St., Free
11:00 pm -12:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church Open for Tours (site of the1923 Alice Paul call for ERA) 23 Cayuga Street. Free
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Donna Reed: Another Mother for Peace Exhibit; IDEA Center for the Voices of Humanity and The Seneca Falls It's a Wonderful Life Museum, 32 Fall St., Free
12:00 pm
Harriet Tubman Garden Party followed by a walk to the Tubman burial site; William H. Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, Auburn. In the event of rain, the event will be held in the Auburn City Hall., Free For more information, contact the museum directly at 315-252-1283. Event is 15 miles east of Seneca Falls.
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
"A Tale of Woe: An 18th Century Woman's Story Using Original and Authored Sources", speaker Jane E. Wilcox, contributing editor of The New York Genealogical & Biographical Record and member of the New York State Archives Advisory Committee, will tell the story of unwed mother Margaret Wilcockson through original documents featuring women's rights under the law; Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free. Sign Language Interpretation will be available.
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
"Forget Me Not: Remembering Our Grandmothers' Stories", speaker Jane E. Wilcox, contributing editor of The New York Genealogical & Biographical Record and member of the New York State Archives Advisory Committee, will discuss how to find our grandmother's stories in everyday items and how to pass these stories on to future generations; Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Free. Sign Language Interpretation will be available.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Reflections on the Message of It's a Wonderful Life: The Value of Each Individual; A conversation with Karolyn Grimes, known for her role as "Zuzu Bailey" in the Frank Capra classic "It's a Wonderful Life"; Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall Street, Free
MONDAY, JULY 18th
10:00 am
70th Anniversary of "It's a Wonderful Life" Countdown Launch Ceremony with Karolyn Grimes, humanitarian and actor known for her role as "Zuzu Bailey" in the Frank Capra classic "It's a Wonderful Life." Ceremony will include 300 Model T's, participants in the 2016 Model T International Tour. For full schedule, visit www.wonderfullifemuseum.com; It's a Wonderful Life Museum, 32 Fall St, Free

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Original photograph of statues and Trinity Church courtesy of Linda Solan.