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161st Anniversary (2009)

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Ranger Guided Tour of the Wesleyan Chapel

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We are busy planning living history programs, walking tours, and illustrated programs to celebrate the 161st Anniversary of the Seneca Falls 1848 Woman's Rights Convention.

The anniversary events will take place on Saturday, July 18, Sunday, July 19, and Monday, July 20, 2009.

Check here often for the latest information on program schedules.

 
Dave Ruch plays the banjo.

Dave Ruch

Dave Ruch

Saturday, July 18

9:30 a.m. Musical performance with Dave Ruch. Ruch, a folk singer from Buffalo, New York, will perform and teach songs from the 1840s and 50s.

 
Dick Crozier dressed in 1840s costume and portraying a politician.

Dick Crozier

Dick Crozier

10:30 a.m. Living History performance with Dick Crozier as a Free Soil politician. The Free Soil party was popular in the 1840s as a national anti-slavery political party. In 1848 Free Soil supporters organized a rally in Seneca Falls and met in the Wesleyan Chapel.
 
Park Ranger John Stoudt

John Stoudt

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11:30 a.m. Ranger Guided Walking Tour. Park Ranger John Stoudt will take you "In the Footsteps of Elizabeth Cady Stanton" and explore the 1848 Village of Seneca Falls. Will last about one hour and cover about one mile.
 
Paul Kuhn performs a phrenological exam.

Phrenologist Paul Kuhn performs an exam.

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1:30 p.m. Living History performance with Paul Kuhn as a phrenologist. Phrenology is the study of bumps and crevices of the head as a determination of personality and intelligence. After the performance Kuhn will be conducting phrenological exams for the public. Elizabeth Cady Stanton had her head read, come and get your head read too!
 
Eleanor Stearns as Lucretia Mott

Eleanor Stearns as Lucretia Mott

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3:00 p.m. Living History performance with Eleanor Stearns as Lucretia Mott. Mott was an organizer of the Seneca Falls First Woman's Rights Convention and tireless human rights advocate. She was guided by her religious convictions as a Quaker to work for the good of all.
 
John Stoudt talking to a group on a walking tour. In front of the Wesleyan Chapel.

John Stoudt on a walking tour.

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4:00 p.m. Ranger Guided Walking Tour. Encore presentation. See above description of 11:30 a.m. program.

4:30 p.m. Park Ranger Linda Frank will present an illustrated program "Stanton's Men".

 
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Eleanor Stearns as Lucretia Mott.

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Sunday, July 19

9:30 a.m. Park Ranger Andrea DeKoter will present an illustrated program "Anti-Suffrage Rhetoric".


11:00 a.m. Living History performance with Eleanor Stearns as Lucretia Mott. Encore presentation.

 
Barbara Blaisdell as Susan B. Anthony

Barbara Blaisdell as Susan B. Anthony

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1:00 p.m. Living History performance with C. Delvecchio and B. Blaisdell as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
 
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John Stoudt on a walking tour.

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2:00 p.m. Ranger Guided Walking Tour with Park Ranger John Stoudt. Follow him around the Village of Seneca Falls "In the Footsteps of Elizabeth Cady Stanton." Expected to last one hour and cover one mile. Rain or shine.
 
eleanor stearns as lucretia mott

Eleanor Stearns as Lucretia Mott

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3:00 p.m. Living History performance with Eleanor Stearns as Lucretia Mott. Encore presentation.
 
Barbara Blaisdell as Susan B. Anthony

Barbara Blaisdell as Susan B. Anthony

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Monday, July 20

10:00 a.m.
Park Ranger David Malone will present an illustrated program "Misconception, Misrepresentation, and Ridicule: Lampooning & Cartooning in the 1850s."

11:00 a.m. Living History performance with C. Delvecchio and B. Blaisdell as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Encore presentation.

 
John Stoudt during a walking tour program.

John Stoudt during a walking tour program.

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1:00 p.m. Park Ranger Linda Frank will present an illustrated program "Stanton's Men".

2:00 p.m. Ranger Guided Walking Tour with Park Ranger John Stoudt. Encore presentation of "In Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Footsteps."

3:00 p.m. Park Ranger David Malone will present an illustrated program "A Marriage to Antislavery: Elizabeth Cady Stanton's First Reform Movement."

Did You Know?

Statues in the lobby of the visitor center

Did you know that many women's rights reformers were also abolitionists, and that the writers of the Declaration of Sentiments borrowed phrases and ideas from the antislavery movement? More...