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2017 Schedule of Events

Convention Days 2017 Events [pdf]

Preliminary Schedule of Events

for

2017 Convention Days

 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

5:00 - 6:30 pm - Community Service Award Presentation and Reception

The late Philomena M. Cammuso is the 2017 recipient of the annual Community Service Award

Gould Hotel

108 Fall Street

Friday, July 14, 2017

9:00 am to 10:00 am - Convention Days Press Conference

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Wesleyan Chapel

136 Fall Street

10:00 am to 10:45 am - Historical Actress, Eleanor Stearns, performs Amelia Earhart

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, Guntzel Theater

136 Fall Street

10:00 am to 11:00 am - A Deep Yearning for Peace - The 50th Anniversary of Another Mother for Peace -- Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Another Mother for Peace and the efforts of Barbara Avedon, Lorraine Schneider, Donna Reed, Dorothy B. Jones, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman, Dick Van Dyke, Barbara Rush, Gloria Vanderbilt, Rod Serling, Bess Myerson, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Vaughan, Gerta Kata, Estelle Reiner, and hundreds of thousands of women and men around the world.

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Wesleyan Chapel

136 Fall Street

11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Promoting & Preserving Perpetual Peace: Welcome Reception and Launch of a Petition for Department of Peace and a Secretary of Peace, featuring the words of Dr. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence

Gould Hotel

108 Fall Street

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Norman K. Dann Talk: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Gerrit Smith

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, Guntzel Theater

136 Fall Street

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Flock of Free Range Children Band

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Declaration Park

136 Fall Street

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Seneca Falls: Beginning of the Woman Suffrage Movement? Talk by Dr. Judith Wellman, Ph D

The Seneca Falls women's rights convention highlighted the importance of voting rights for women, promoted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass. But was it the first call for women's suffrage? And was it the beginning of the organized women's suffrage movement? Come and hear this lively talk by the author of The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Women's Rights Convention.

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, Guntzel Theatre

136 Fall Street

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm - 'A Fine Agitation…' - A Thanksgiving Dinner

This Dinner is To Commemorate the Centennial of Women Securing the Right to Vote in New York State in 1917; To Honor all Women in Congress in Memory of Jeanette Rankin, the First Woman Elected to Congress in 1917; and To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Another Mother for Peace. Thanksgiving 1916 Dinner Men from the Hoag House, Seneca Falls

New York Chiropractic College, 2360 State Route 89

Tickets: $60 -- www.eventbrite.com/o/convention-days-inc-13443447986

Information: 315-568-5838 &315-568-8412

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm - World Premiere of 'Independence: Dr. Mary Walker: The Untold Story of an American Hero'

This one-woman play was written and directed by Lloyd J. Schwartz, and stars Kathie Barnes. Dr. Mary Walker was the second female physician in the United States. Dr. Mary Walker is the only woman ever to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Delevan Theater, New York Chiropractic College

Free to those attending the 'A Fine Agitation…' -- A Thanksgiving Dinner

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Outdoor Movie in partnership with the Seneca Falls Library

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Declaration Park

136 Fall Street


All-Day* Events on Friday, July 14, 2017

Information & Organization Tables

Women's Rights National Historical Park, surrounding Declaration Park

136 Fall Street

Convention Days Community Family Day

Women's Rights National Historical Park

136 Fall Street

National Women's Hall of Fame open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

'Highlighting the Early Women's Suffrage Movement: 100+ Years of Suffrage in New York State.' Information and artifacts about early Suffragettes. Scavenger hunt with prizes.

76 State Street


*Events listed as all-day, unless other stated, typically will not begin until at least 9 am.

 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

8:30 am to 9:00 am - A Gathering at the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House with Elizabeth Cady Stanton (portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube) and Coline Jenkins (great-great grand-daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

Stanton House

32 Washington Street

9:00 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Women's Rights National Historical Park

Stanton House - starting point

32 Washington Street

10:00 - 11:00 am - Reading of the Declaration of Sentiments by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube); Declaration of Sentiments for Muslim Women read by Nadia Sharam and discussed by Etin Anwar; LGBTQ Declaration of Sentiments read by Ethan Lewis; Welcome by the Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park, Welcoming words by Park Superintendent, Ami Ghazala. Descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Sentiments will be recognized. Participants will have the opportunity to sign the declarations after the talks

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Declaration Park

136 Fall Street

10:00 - 11:00 am - 'Three Little Pigs' presentation by the Merry Go-Round Theatre.

Seneca Falls Library

47 Cayuga Street

11:00 am to1 2:00 pm - Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Senior Advisor to Under Secretary-General UN Women; Head of HeForShe Movement

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Declaration Park

136 Fall Street

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Convention Days Luncheon Featuring Guest Speaker Mary Owen (Donna Reed's Daughter): 'Donna Reed's Efforts to Promote Women's Rights and Peace'

Seneca Falls Community Center, 35 Water Street

Fee, with limited seating, advance reservations suggested, telephone 315-568-8412

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm - Islamic Fashion Show by Hobart & William Smith Colleges Professor, Etin Anwar

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, Guntzel Theater

136 Fall Street

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - The First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls Open House

Docent-guided tour of the site where Alice Paul called for The Equal Rights Amendment in 1923.

First Presbyterian Church

23 Cayuga Street

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm - 'Independence: The True Story of Dr. Mary Walker' a one-woman play written and directed by Lloyd J. Schwartz Featuring Kathie Barnes

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Wesleyan Chapel

136 Fall Street

8:30 pm to 10:00 pm - Family Film

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Declaration Park

136 Fall Street

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Telos Trio concert

First Presbyterian Church

23 Cayuga Street

The Telos Trio consists of flute, clarinet and piano. Equality Now! by composer Gwyneth Walker intersperses readings from the Declaration of Sentiments and related writings that depicts the characteristics of the organizers of the 1848 Convention. Its 6 movements reflect the spirit of these women.

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm - The Anti-Temperance Boat Tour.

Enjoy a leisurely two hour cruise with a guided tour along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, locking through Locks 2 & 3, and towards Cayuga Lake.

Departure from Cowing Street Visitor Center

$50 per person. For tickets and more information, contact the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 89 Fall Street, 315-568-1510.

 

All-Day* Events on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Information & Organization Tables

Women's Rights National Historical Park, surrounding Declaration Park

136 Fall Street

Historical Actors Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Dr. Melinda Grube and Frederick Douglass by Nathan Richardson

Women's Rights National Historical Park - various locations

136 Fall Street

First Nations at the Wesleyan Chapel

Wesleyan Chapel, 136 Fall Street

National Women's Hall of Fame open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

'Highlighting the Early Women's Suffrage Movement: 100+ Years of Suffrage in New York State.' Information and artifacts about early Suffragettes. Scavenger hunt with prizes.

76 State Street


*Events listed as all-day, unless other stated, typically will not begin until at least 9 am.

 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

10:00 am to 11:00 am - Suffrage Memorabilia From The New York Campaign Talk by Kenneth Florey; View Suffrage Artifacts in Person

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, Guntzel Theater

136 Fall Street

11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Docent-Guided Tour of Where Alice Paul Called for The Equal Rights Amendment in 1923

The First Presbyterian Church

23 Cayuga Street

11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship that Changed the World Talk by Author Penny Colman

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, Guntzel Theater

136 Fall Street

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Being Me Movement by Victoria Buda

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, Guntzel Theatre

136 Fall Street

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Interfaith Gathering

People's Park

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - 'Visions of Hope' Choral Concert by Concinnity

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Wesleyan Chapel

136 Fall Street

2:00 to 4:00 pm. - Strawberry Stroll for Tubman Twenty including a walk to the Tubman burial site and a strawberry shortcake social in Seward's Garden.

Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY (approx.. 15 miles east of Seneca Falls

in case of inclement weather or for further information, telephone 315-252-1283

5:00 to 6:00 pm - Seneca Falls in the 1840s presentation by Seneca County Historian Walter Gable to promote better understanding of why the first women's rights convention took place in Seneca Falls in July 1848. Preceding this will be a special welcome by Convention Days, Inc. extended to participants in the VoteTilla which will be departing Seneca Falls the following morning

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Wesleyan Chapel

136 Fall Street

6:00 to 7:00 pm - Equality of Rights: The First Woman's Rights Convention, a dramatization by Gerald S. Argentsinger of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, performed by the Seneca Community Players.

Wesleyan Chapel, 136 Fall Street

All-Day* Events on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Historical Actors Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Dr. Melinda Grube & Frederick Douglass by Nathan Richardson

Women's Rights National Historical Park - Various Locations

136 Fall Street

National Women's Hall of Fame open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

'Highlighting the Early Women's Suffrage Movement: 100+ Years of Suffrage in New York State.' Information and artifacts about early Suffragettes. Scavenger hunt with prizes.

76 State Street


*Events listed as all-day, unless other stated, typically will not begin until at least 9 am.

 

All-Day Events* on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15-16

Women's Rights National Historical Park open

136 Fall Street

Seneca Falls Historical Society open

Exhibit 'Woman who made a difference in Law in NYS'

55 Cayuga Street

National Women's Hall of Fame open

76 Fall Street

Special Exhibits, IDEA Center for the Voices of Humanity & The Seneca Falls It's A Wonderful Life Museum

'A Deep Yearning for Peace': Sign the petition for a Department of Peace and a Secretary of Peace

'The Possibility of Moving Mountains to the Side of Rights': Lucretia Mott & The Universal Peace Union

'Hope Springs Maternal': Donna Reed & Another Mother for Peace

32 Fall Street


Dream Rocket Art Exhibit 'What Inequalities do People Face Today?'

Women's Rights National Historical Park, Wesleyan Chapel

136 Fall Street

Sara Rosedahl & Meta Strick Art Exhibit

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, 2nd Floor Exhibit Room

136 Fall Street

40 Chances Exhibit

Women's Rights National Historical Park Visitor Center, 1st Floor

136 Fall Street


*Events listed as all-day, unless other stated, typically will not begin until at least 9 am.


Monday, July 17, 2017

9:00 am - official representation from Convention Days, Inc. to see off the departure of the VoteTilla

If you have a suggestion or wish to be involved, please contact us at 315-568-6486 or use our online form.

5 - Seneca Falls Historical Society

6 - Elizabeth Cady Stanton House

7 - Seneca Falls It's A Wonderful
    Life Museum/IDEA Center
    for the Voices of Humanity

1 -Women's Rights
    National Historical Park

2 - People's Park

3 - Seneca Falls Visitor Center/Seneca
    Museum of Waterways and Industry

4 - National Women's Hall of Fame

 

Questions:Call 315-568-6486

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