Exhibits highlighting the influence of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women on the vision of the women’s issues will open at Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, NY on October 7 and the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue in Fayetteville, NY on October 14, 2017. Programs and dialogues at both sites will invite visitors to explore the often-untold story of Haudenosaunee influence, survival, and legacy. Ranger dialogue programs exploring these issues will take place in the Wesleyan Chapel on Saturday, October 7 at 11 am and 2 pm; Sunday, October 8 at 1 pm; and Monday, October 9 at 1 pm.
Children and families will also have the opportunity to create artwork around themes of trust and friendship and engage with a hands-on, outdoor timeline demonstrating the continuity of indigenous cultures. A full schedule of events at both sites are available on these websites: www.nps.gov/wori and www.matildajoslyngage.org.
The exhibits were created by the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation. This project was supported by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscious—a network of historic sites and museums dedicated to interpreting themes of human rights through dialogue-based approaches, with additional funding from Humanities New York and the Governor’s New York Suffrage Centennial Commission. Follow on Facebook (@WomensRightsNPS), Twitter (#WomensRightsNPS) and Instagram (WomensRightsNPS). All programs are free and open to the public.