Events Calendar

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    Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305

    Alice Austen House, historic site included on New York State women's heritage trail. 718-816-4506 x10. Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. info@aliceausten.org   www.aliceausten.org

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    Monday to Sunday, 1-5 p.m.5304 Oxbow Road, Peterboro, NY 13134

    The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark has interior and exterior exhibits on freedom seekers, Gerrit Smith, Smith's wealth, philanthropy and family, and the Underground Railroad. This site is on the national, state, and county Underground Railroad Trail. 315-280-8828.

    www.gerritsmith.org

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    See programRochester, NY and regional historic sites

     

    The Rochester Reform Trail is a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers. In the summer of 2014 this NEH Landmarks Workshop will bring together school teachers, public historians, and scholarly experts for two week long programs focusing on Rochester's technological, economic and reform landmarks.

     In the early nineteenth century Rochester was at the center of a national effort to reform American society. National figures like Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass and Charles G. Finney made Rochester their home and turned the frontier boomtown into an epicenter for progressive thought and action. Working alongside nearby leaders like Elizabeth Cady Stanton of Seneca Falls, they led the nation in the battle against long-entrenched notions of racial and gender inferiority. More than 150 years later Rochester's landscape is still marked by their efforts.

    For more information: jrtorre@brockport.edu

     

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    23
    Jul
    2014
    7:00 pmBryant Park Reading Room, New York Historical Society, NYC

     At the turn of the 20th century, the Republican Party was in upheaval. A new breed of politicians vowed to overthrow the party leaders and purge Wall Street’s corrupting influence from Washington. Woman suffrage challenged this generation of politicians. From presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft to “Fighting Bob” La Follette, author Michael Wolraich discusses the passionate leaders at the center of the political power struggle that gave rise to the Progressive Movement and defined modern American politics.

    Location: the Reading Room in Bryant Park, located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas. Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.

     

  • Thu
    24
    Jul
    2014
    10 a.m. -5 p.m. Eastern TimeOnline

    "The Future of Museums Conference," will feature keynote speakers and crowd sourced presentations. Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the field. Curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators are encouraged to present. There is no cost to attend.

    The call for proposals for the conference opened Thursday, May 15th. While the final deadline for submissions is Monday, July 21st, presenters will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis. As a conference that is focused on being participatory, new presenters as well as more experienced ones are encouraged to submit to present. More information about joining an advisory board, sponsorships and becoming a partner organization can be found by joining the Future of Museums network.

    http://futureofmuseums.com/page/attending-schedule

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    27
    Jul
    2014
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Seward House, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY

     

    Seward House Museum transforms into Petticoat Junction for this fashion bonanza! Designers from across New York State utilized the design of iconic dresses in the museum’s collection to create whimsical, contemporary iterations of these 19th century gowns. Tours highlighting the original dresses, the Seward women who wore them and the designers’ recreations will be held at 1:30 & 3:30. At 2:30, reenactors Karen Fittry and Mary Mahiques provide an engrossing look into how women dressed for different social engagements and household tasks during the antebellum and Civil War Eras. Fittry and Mahiques provide their own reproduction clothing for trying on and handling. Tours of the Fashion Showcase are at 1:30 & 3:30. A Day in the Life of a Civil War Woman presentation at 2:30. Tickets to attend both the Fashion Showcase &  A  Day in the Life are $20 for members, $25 for general admission.  The individual price for either event is $10. Reservations required as space is limited.

     

     

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    See schedule.Rochester, NY

    The Rochester Reform Trail is a National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers. In the summer of 2014 this NEH Landmarks Workshop will bring together school teachers, public historians, and scholarly experts for two week long programs focusing on Rochester's iconic 19th century technological, economic and reform landmarks.

    http://www.brockport.edu/rocreformtrail/

  • Sat
    02
    Aug
    2014
    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Seward House, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY

    Rich with firsthand accounts from the family’s letters and diaries, these tours present an in-depth perspective on issues central to the history of the Seward family. sewardhouse.org

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    02
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    2014
    Ongoing throughout the weekendGenesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY

    A themed weeked is Laura Ingalls Wilder Days on Aug. 2 and 3. Melissa Sue Anderson, who played Mary Ingalls on The Little House on the Praire, will be on hand. A new confectionary shop will also be open. Pieces from the museum's extensive Greene Costume Collection, Fashions in Fiction, is on display in the John L. Wehle Gallery. It brings to life the lush descriptions of characters in classic stories such as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Jane Eyre, Kidnapped, The Virginian, Around the World in 80 Days and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The fashion exhibit is on display throughout the season.

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    Rochester, NY and regional historic sites
    Three-day trip sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony House, Rochester NY. Destinations include Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, William Seward House, Wesleyan Chapel, and more. For more information: 585-235-6124 or the web site of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester, NY: susanbanthonyhouse.org
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    See web site for detailsJamestown, NY

    The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy is one of the sites featured on the NYS women's heritage state trail.  The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is an annual festival that takes place in Jamestown, NY (Lucy’s hometown).  Lucille Ball’s vision was an annual festival of comedy that would support rising comedians in her home town. For more information: Lucy-Desi.com

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    09
    Aug
    2014
    11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. The Book Hound, Amsterdam, New York

    Author Tom Calarco signs "The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York. History Press, 2014 on August 9, 2014 in Amsterdam, NY at the Book Hound. The antislavery movement in upstate New York was closely related to the women's rights movement. Get the book and meet the author.

    Other author appearances and book signings in August 2014 are as follows: August 9 at 3 pm @ Walter Elwood Museum (Amsterdam, NY); August 10 at 5 pm @ Peru Free Library with North Star Underground Railroad Museum (Peru, NY); August 14 at 6:30 pm @ the Old Courthouse, sponsored by Montgomery County Department of History and Archives and the Montgomery County Historical Society (Fonda, NY); August 16 at 2 pm @ Schenectady County Historical Society (Schenectady, NY); August 22 at 7 pm @ Northshire Books (Saratoga Springs, NY); August 23 at 2 pm @ Buffalo Street Books (Buffalo, NY); August 25 at 6:30 pm @ Ontario Historical Society (Ontario, NY)

    Tom Calarco is the author/editor of six books about the Underground Railroad, including The Underground Railroad and the Adirondack Region, for which he won the 2008 Underground Railroad Free Press award for the advancement of knowledge in Underground Railroad studies. 

     

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    09
    Aug
    2014
    TBA59 Second Street, Troy, NY

    The marble-faced structure known as the Hart-Cluett House is one of the finest intact houses of the late Federal period in America. Constructed as a gift for his only child, Betsey Howard Hart, and her husband, Richard P. Hart, by New York merchant and banker William Howard, the house represents the best in design and craftsmanship of the period. The house was architecturally sophisticated, exhibiting many stylistic details associated with homes of the same period in New York City. The house was technologically advanced, as well, as evidenced by its heating and plumbing systems. http://www.rchsonline.org

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    12
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    2014
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    2014
    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both daysAlbany, NY. Education Department.

    Interactive lab presentations in one of six curriculum areas: The Arts, English Language Arts, Math, Science, Language other than English (LOTE), or Social Studies. Lessons or curriculum used during the lab must be aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards and must demonstrate inquiry through the use of primary sources and/or other cultural resources, such as historic objects, multimedia objects, maps, works of art, or natural resources.

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    16
    Aug
    2014
    2:00 pmFarmington Friends Meetinghouse, 187 County Road 8, Farmington, NY
    Attorney and activist Nadia Sharam discusses her Declaration of Muslim Women's Rights with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube. Co-sponsors: Friends of Women's Rights Park; Women's Interfaith Institute.
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    20
    Aug
    2014
    2:00 pm2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305

    Monthly museum tour of the Alice Austen House in Staten Island. Alice Austen, photographer, and her contributions to the profession. This historic site is on the State of NY women's heritage trail. Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  $5, free for members. info@aliceausten.org   www.aliceausten.org 

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    Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 p.m.5304 Oxbow Road, Peterboro, NY 13134

    Open weekends only from August 23 to September 23. The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark has interior and exterior exhibits on freedom seekers, Gerrit Smith, Smith's wealth, philanthropy and family, and the Underground Railroad. This site is on the national, state, and county Underground Railroad Trail. 315-280-8828.  www.gerritsmith.org

    See also: nationalabolitionhalloffameandmuseum.org

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    Aug
    2014
    Johnstown, NY (Located in the "Cradle"of the U.S. Women's Rights Movement
    Check the web site for details: elizabethcadystantonhometown.org Incorporated in June 2008, the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association seeks to honor her legacy through community service and sponsoring educational events.
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    13
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    2014
    TBA59 Second Street, Troy, NY

    The marble-faced structure known as the Hart-Cluett House is one of the finest intact houses of the late Federal period in America. Constructed as a gift for his only child, Betsey Howard Hart, and her husband, Richard P. Hart, by New York merchant and banker William Howard, the house represents the best in design and craftsmanship of the period. The house was architecturally sophisticated, exhibiting many stylistic details associated with homes of the same period in New York City. The house was technologically advanced, as well, as evidenced by its heating and plumbing systems. http://www.rchsonline.org 518-272-7232

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    17
    Sep
    2014
    2:00 pm2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305

    Monthly museum tour of the Alice Austen House in Staten Island. Alice Austen, photographer, and her contributions to the profession. This historic site is on the State of NY women's heritage trail. Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.  $5, free for members. info@aliceausten.org   www.aliceausten.org 

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    See web site for detailsSeneca Falls, New York

    The web site for the National Women's Hall of Fame:
    greatwomen.org

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    2014
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    2014
    Jamestown, NY

    The 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon is organized by Chautauqua Striders, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, and the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy. In 2013, the inaugural event saw over 700 participants run through downtown Jamestown, including runners from 27 different states and two countries. For more information: lucyrace.com

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    2014
    Jamestown, NY

    The 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon is organized by Chautauqua Striders, Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, and the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy. In 2013, the inaugural event saw over 700 participants run through downtown Jamestown, including runners from 27 different states and two countries. For more information: lucyrace.com

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    11
    Oct
    2014
    TBA59 Second Street, Troy, NY

    The marble-faced structure known as the Hart-Cluett House is one of the finest intact houses of the late Federal period in America. Constructed as a gift for his only child, Betsey Howard Hart, and her husband, Richard P. Hart, by New York merchant and banker William Howard, the house represents the best in design and craftsmanship of the period. The house was architecturally sophisticated, exhibiting many stylistic details associated with homes of the same period in New York City. The house was technologically advanced, as well, as evidenced by its heating and plumbing systems. http://www.rchsonline.org  518-272-7232

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    Seneca Falls, New York
    The Dialogues is an inherently interactive event. Collaboration with other contributors creates a session in which experiences as educators teaching ecofeminism in college classrooms are shared, and questions and issues generated to discuss with audience members. For more information:http://www.senecafallsdialogues.com/
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    08
    Nov
    2014
    2:00 pmFarmington Friends Meetinghouse, 187 County Road 8, Farmington, NY
    Haudenosaunee Influence on Women's Rights . Sally Roesch Wagner from the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center talks about how Haudenosaunee women influenced the dominant culture's 19th century women's rights movement. Co-sponsor, Ganondagan Historic Site.
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    2014
    Across the United States

    Check for special events with organizations such as the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association in Johnstown, New York, as well as other community and special interest organizations.

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    Nov
    2014
    4:00 pmHowalnd Stone Store Museum, 29556 State Route 34B, Sherwood, NY

    Why Sherwood?  Why/when/how did the Howlands and so many other Quaker families migrate to Southern Cayuga County . . and how involved was Miss Emily in the Underground Railroad right here in Sherwood?  Find out about women's rights and antislavery movements. Presenter  Judy Furness is Town of Ledyard NY historian.

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    04
    Dec
    2014
    Noon to 5 pm57 Second Street, Troy, NY

    Enjoy a holiday tradition as the Van Rensselaer Garden Club transforms twelve rooms of the 1827 Federal-style Hart-Cluett House into a unique holiday display. The marble-faced structure known as the Hart-Cluett House is one of the finest intact houses of the late Federal period in America. Constructed as a gift for his only child, Betsey Howard Hart, and her husband, Richard P. Hart, by New York merchant and banker William Howard, the house represents the best in design and craftsmanship of the period. The house was architecturally sophisticated, exhibiting many stylistic details associated with homes of the same period in New York City. The house was technologically advanced, as well, as evidenced by its heating and plumbing systems. http://www.rchsonline.org   518-272-7232

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    See web site for detailsSeneca Falls, New York

    Annual celebration of the film, "It's a Wonderful Life" in Seneca Falls, NY brings people to town to discover the variety and substance of Seneca Falls, NY. See the web site for details: www.therealbedfordfalls.com

Feb. 27, 1922: U.S. Supreme Court upholds the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees women the right to vote.