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    Women's Rights

    National Historical Park New York

164th Anniversary Celebration (2012)

The Hutchinson Family Revival outside the Wesleyan chapel.

The Hutchinson Family Revival

NPS

View or Print the official 164th Anniversary Program here.

We are busy making plans for the celebration of the 164th Anniversary of the First Women's Rights Convention. This year the park's events will begin on Thursday, July 19th and continue through Sunday, July 22nd, 2012.

Several area museums are offering programs too. For a listing of these events - go to the village of Seneca Falls webpage for the entire Convention Days Schedule.

Park events are listed below, so check them out, make your plans, and join us!

Watch for our Facebook updates.

 

Thursday, July 19:
7:00 pm
ARTS AFIRE! Program and Lecture "Postcards to the Past" by Carol Flueckiger:
Carol Flueckiger will present a lecture discussing her on-going body of artwork that integrates historical documents from women's history into layered compositions. She will highlight her use of documents from the park collection and her method of combining cyanotype and painting. This lecture and reception are in preparation for art workshops throughout the weekend culminationg in a group show and reception on Sunday. Flueckiger's art is on display in the park visitor center throughout the month of July.

 

Friday, July 20:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ARTS AFIRE! Workshop "Postcards to the Past" by Carl Flueckiger:
Park staff share letters and documents from people who participated in the nation's First Women's Rights Convention. Under the direction of featured artist Carol Flueckiger, participants use cyanotype methods, digitized primary documents, transparencies, and other elements to make small compositions that are borrowed and blue.

 

Saturday, July 21:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
ARTS AFIRE! Workshop "Postcards to the Past" by Carol Flueckiger:
Park staff share letters and documents from people who participated in the nation's First Women's Rights Convention. Under the direction of featured artist Carol Flueckiger, participants use cyanotype methods, digitized primary documents, transparencies, and other elements to make small compositions that are borrowed and blue.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lace Making Demonstration by Bonnie Breed
Visitor Center, Women's Rights National Historical Park.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Phrenology Demonstrations by Paul and Mary Kuhn
Visitor Center, Women's Rights National Historical Park.

11:00 am
Reading of the Declaration of Sentiments
(With Melinda Grube as Elizabeth Cady Stanton)
Wesleyan Chapel

1:00 pm
Musical performance by the Hutchinson Family Revival Singers
Wesleyan Chapel

2:00 pm
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Matilda Joslyn Gage Dialogue
(With Melinda Grube as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Pamela L. Poulin as Matilda Joslyn Gage)
Wesleyan Chapel

2:00 - 4:00 pm
ARTS AFIRE! Workshop "Postcards to the Past" by Carol Flueckiger
Park staff share letters and documents from people who participated in the nation's First Women's Rights Convention. Under the direction of featured artist Carol Flueckiger, participants use cyanotype methods, digitized primary documents, transparencies, and other elements to make small compositions that are borrowed and blue.

 

Sunday, July 22:
2:00 pm
Forgotten Suffragist, a costumed interpretive program.
(with Pamela L. Poulin as Matilda Joslyn Gage)

3:00 pm
ARTS AFIRE! Art Exhibit "Postcards to the Past" Opening and Reception
Artist Carol Flueckiger and park staff will briefly introduce the work along with the workshop participants. The participants artwork will be exhibited in the visitor center through the end of July.

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