Elizabeth Cady Stanton houseThe doors were locked this past week at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home at the national park in Seneca Falls, New York. We barely got out of town before the federal shutdown was announced, but fortunately there was enough time to take in the visitors’ center, and experience the rebuilt Wesleyan Chapel, the Hunt and M’Clintock homes, where the organizers of the event met and set into motion an event that sparked a social revolution.

On the road we discovered rather quickly that daily blogging was ambitious. We completed Days #1, 2, and 3 before surrendering to the call of adventure and moving forward to experience as much as possible without keeping to the daily grind. We traveled to Johnstown, Fayetteville, Auburn, Rochester, and Farmington. No small accomplishment. And we’re catching up now that we’re back in the saddle of our so-called normal lives.

We won’t neglect bringing everyone up to date, eventually. Hang in there. Our blog entries are also available on the New York History site. So subscribe to Let’s Rock the Cradle, or check in with New York History. Here are some 2013 posts:

“Can the Women’s Rights Trail Become Reality?”  by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine, New York History, October 8, 2013.

“Women’s Rights: The Matilda Joslyn Gage Home, by Olivia Twine and Marguerite Kearns, New York History, October 2, 2013.

In Johnstown, NY: “Hopes for Votes for Women Trail Funding,” by Olivia Twine and Marguerite Kearns, New York History, September 30, 2013.

“A Report from the Sojourner Truth Statue Unveiling,” by Olivia Twine, New York History, September 24, 2013.

“An unlikely witness to suffrage movement in Rochester,” New York History, by Olivia Twine. September 2013.

“‘Spirit of 1776 Wagon’ Recognized by Legislative Resolution,” by Olivia Twine, New York History, July 2, 2013.

“Suffrage and Global Citizenship,” by Olivia Twine. New York History. June 20, 2013.

Brimstone, Booze and the Ballot: Susan B. Anthony vs. Matilda Joslyn Gage,” by Olivia Twine, New York History. March 21, 2013.