VIDEO about Susan B. Anthony highlights the upcoming annual February luncheon at the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, NY. Billie Jean King will be the main speaker on February 10, 2016 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. This is the event that keeps the Museum and House moving forward. Visit the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House web site for registration and information.
The “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the U.S. has one national park in Seneca Falls, NY and the possibility of a second fully-developed park, the Harriet Tubman park. The year 2016 will be a momentous one for the National Park Service that will mark the centennial of its founding. The National Historic Preservation Act will have been in effect for 50 years. A Working Group for the National Council on Public History (NCPH) 2015 Annual Meeting in Nashville is expected to serve as a collaborative forum for planning a scholarly symposium to mark these important events. The symposium will take place in March 2016 during the NCPH Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
A pre-conference conversation will be held on History@Work in order to invite the members of a working group –and anyone else interested in joining the conversation to identify the key themes and issues that should be at the heart of the 2016 symposium on the centennial of the National Park Service. Please respond by December 15. See more at: http://publichistorycommons.org/how-should-ncph-commemorate-the-past/#sthash.OZNlGWbV.dpuf
After Olivia Twine returned from the 200th birthday party for Elizbaeth Cady Stanton, she filed this report that was posted on New York History. http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2015/11/23/elizabeth-cady-stantons-200th-birthday-celebration
In other news, “On Genealogy,” is a revision of the plenary address delivered in October 2014 at the International Federation for Public History’s conference in Amsterdam, Jerome de Groot argued that widespread popular interest in genealogy and the availability of mass amounts of information online has challenged established historiography and public history practice. He invited other public historians to contribute to a debate about how others might “investigate, theorize, and interrogate” the implications of this explosion of interest in genealogy. Genealogy has become almost a social movement, involving millions of people around the world. View the posting: http://publichistorycommons.org/genealogy-and-biological-essentialism/
A Wish for Santa: Support Permanent Exhibit of “Spirit of 1776” Wagon! on Vimeo.
The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon will be on exhibit at the NYS Museum in Albany, NY during 2017. It’s a part of history that needs to be seen and appreciated. Click to see video, and find out more at SuffrageWagon.org
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has introduced a new Path Through History website in celebration of New York State History Month. Travelers can map visits through a trip planning tool with directions to sites across the state using themes that include Arts & Culture, Canals, Civil Rights, Colonial History, Immigration, Innovation, Native Americans, Natural History, Revolutionary War, Sports History, U.S. Presidents, War of 1812, and Women’s Rights.
In recognition of New York State History Month, the Division of Tourism/I LOVE NEW YORK is hosting a social media campaign for the month of November. Every day, I LOVE NEW YORK’s social media will post a historical fact using the hashtag #NYSHistoryMonth. Follow I LOVE NEW YORK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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A birthday party for Elizabeth Cady Stanton is scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Cooper Union in NYC. There’s a big lineup of performers and speakers. Also, November 14, 2015 is the weekend reserved to celebrate Mrs. Stanton’s birthday at the Women’s Rights Park in Seneca Falls, NY. Winter Wheat Gathering at WEsleyan Chapel, 4-6 p.m. For more information about suffrage centennial events, SuffrageCentennials.com
The New York State Museum celebrates New York State History Month in November with free public programs for children, families and adults. The Museum’s New York State History Month website features a list of history programs and statewide organizations, educational resources, and a “New York Minutes” feature which includes a New York State history fact of the day for every day in November.Click here for a full schedule of New York State History Month programs at the Museum. Highlight programs include: Conversation with a Curator: 10 Minute Talk; Thursday, November 12 at 1 pm | Sunday, November 15 at 12:30pm | Thursday, November 19 at 11:00amSenior historian emeritus John Scherer will discuss the recently published book Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection, featuring the Museum’s extensive nineteenth century stoneware collection. Books will be available for purchase through the Museum Shop.
Mark your calendar on October 31, 2 p.m. at the Farmington Friends Meetinghouse, 187 County Road 8, Farmington, NY for an discussion by scholar Milton Sernett and find out why upstate New York was such an important region for African American rights. Find out the research of the past few years that will shed light on the subject. The speaker will discuss his book, North Star Country:Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom, in the context of historic sites. Co-sponsor: Rochester and Monroe County Freedom Trail.
November 12, 2015 is the date for “Declaration of Sentiments: The Remix” The 200th birthday party for Elizabeth Cady Stanton will be held at The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, NY, NY 10003. The program includes Sweet Honey in the Rock, Samantha Bee, Sharon Van Etten and many others. Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/1LpIKsl Watch the video: http://bit.ly/1GbB2WG
Celebrate Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday with Mrs. Stanton and her friends in Seneca Falls, NY on November 14, 2015 at the the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. The evening begins at 4 pm with a “Winter Wheat Gathering” inside the Wesleyan Chapel, site of the first Women’s Rights Convention in 1848. Dramatic re-enactments by historical researchers, biographers, and interpreters will honor Mrs. Stanton’s women’s rights activism. At 6 pm, the event will move to Fall Street, the Gould Hotel, for a reception with birthday cake, punch, and dancing. Send birthday wishes to Mrs. Stanton to be displayed in the visitors’ center. For electronic and video birthday sentiments, forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org. For cards and letters, mail them to Elizabeth Cady Stanton at Women’s Rights NHP, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY, 13148. All events are free and open to the public. The public is invited to dress in 19th century period attire.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information about the park and upcoming programs, please the website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-2991. Follow on Facebook (@WomensRightsNPS) and Twitter (#WomensRightsNPS). To receive email announcements about upcoming events, send an email to email@example.com to subscribe.