Convention Days 2015

Poster for Convention Days 2015 including a suffragette wearing a "Votes for Women" sash
Poster for Convention Days 2015

NPS

Convention Days 2015

"Be Moved By Women and Water"

 

*Convention Days is a community wide event. The titles in bold indicate the events happening within Women's Rights National Historical Park

Friday, July 17th

9:00 am –5:00 pm Frederick Douglass letter to Elizabeth M'Clintock


Displayed at Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


9:00 am –4:00 pm Seneca Falls Historical Society 55 Cayuga St.;Free


10:00 am - 4:00 pm Elizabeth Cady Stanton House Tour

Women's Rights National Historical Park, 32 Washington St.;Free

10:00 am –4:00 pm Arts Along the Canal Juried Art Show

Artworks Gallery, 109 Fall St.;Free

10:00 am –4:00 pm Great Women Achieving Rights in Un-conventional Ways Exhibit


National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St.;Free


10:00 am –6:00 pm Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry 89 Falls St.;Free


10:00 am –4:00 pm Another Mother for Peace Exhibit


IDEA Center for the Voices of Humanity and The Seneca Falls It's a Wonderful Life Museum,

32 Fall St.;Free


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


Honoring the Bonafiglia Family Gould Hotel, 108 Fall St.;Free

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Setting the Scene: Seneca Falls in the 1840s

Walt Gable, Seneca County Historian , Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry, 89 Fall St.; Free
 

Saturday, July 18th

9:00 am - 2:00 pm Attic Treasures Sale and Family Fun Day


Seneca Falls Historical Society, 55 Cayuga St.;Free


9:00 am –5:00 pm Frederick Douglass letter to Elizabeth M'Clintock


Displayed at Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


9:00 am –9:30 am Elizabeth Cady Stanton House Tour with Elizabeth Cady Stanton


Dr. Melinda Grube will portray Elizabeth Cady Stanton and will be joined by Coline

Jenkins, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's great-great-granddaughter Women's Rights National Historical

Park, 32 Washington St.;Free


9:00 am - 5:00 pm Elizabeth Cady Stanton House Tours


Women's Rights National Historical Park, 32 Washington St.;Free


9:30 am -10:00 am Women's Suffrage Procession –Bring Your Banner!


Elizabeth Cady Stanton House to the Wesleyan Chapel Participants are encouraged to dress

in period attire! Friends of Women's Rights National Historical Park, steps off at

32 Washington St.;Free


10:00 am –10:30 am Readings of Declaration of Sentiments


Soloist Elena O'Connor will perform "MLK" by Bono followed by the 1848 Declaration

of Sentiments read by Dr. Melinda Grube as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the Declaration of Sentiments

for Muslim Women read by Nadia Shahram, and a reading of the re-dedicated Declaration of

Sentiments. The signing of all three Declaration of Sentiments will follow. Wesleyan Chapel,

Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


10:00 am - 11:30 am"Once Upon a Wolf"


Performance by Merry Go Round Youth Theater Seneca Falls Library, 47 Cayuga St.;Free


10:00 am –1:00 pm Arts Along the Canal Juried Art Show


Artworks Gallery, 109 Fall St.;Free


10:00 am –2:00 pm Fight for Equal Rights Carnival


Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


10:00 am –3:00 pm 1stAnnual Antiques &Treasures Sidewalk Event


Seneca Falls Business Association Fall St.


10:00 am –4:00 pm Great Women Achieving Rights in Un-conventional Ways Exhibit


National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St.;Free


10:00 am –5:00 pm Elizabeth Smith Miller &Dress Reform


Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


10:00 am –6:00 pm Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry 89 Falls St.;Free


10:30 am -12:00 pm Defining Feminism Today


Discussion moderated by Hara Bastas, PhD,The City University of New York;

welcoming words by Ami Ghazala, Superintendent of Women's Rights National

Historical Park Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free

*Sign Language Interpretation will be available.


11:00 am –12:00 pm Boat tour of Cayuga-Seneca Canal/Lock Chamber 2&3


$15/adults and $12/ under 12;call Finger Lakes Water Adventures for reservations

315-789-5520


10:00 am –5:00 pm Another Mother for Peace Exhibit


IDEA Center for the Voices of Humanity and The Seneca Falls It's a Wonderful Life Museum,

32 Fall St.;Free


12:00 pm -1:30 pm Kaleidoscope Dance Theater


New York Institute of Dance and Education Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National

Historical Park, 136 Fall St.; Free


12:00 pm -1:30 pm Luncheon at the Gould


Keynote speaker, J. D. Zahniser, Ph.D., author of Alice Paul: Claiming Power presented by the

Convention Day Committee in partnership with Women's Rights National Historical Park

Gould Hotel, 108 Fall St.;$25.00per person, for reservations, call 315-568-8412.

Space is limited.


1:00 pm -2:00 pm Boat tour of Cayuga-Seneca Canal/Lock Chamber 2&3


$15/adults and $12/ under 12;call Finger Lakes Water Adventures for reservations 315-789-5520


1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Book Signing with J. D. Zahniser, Ph.D. author of "Alice Paul:

Claiming Power"


Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Donna Reed, Another Mother for Peace


Talk by Mary Owen, Donna Reed's daughter Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National

Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


2:30 pm –4:00 pm Elizabeth Cady Stanton'sThe Woman's Bible


Presentations by Dr.Vivia Lawton Fowler, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,

Wesleyan College;Rev. Allison Stokes, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Women's

Interfaith Institute; Coline Jenkins, President of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, Inc. and great

great-granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and Dr. Melinda Grube as Elizabeth Cady

Stanton Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


*Sign Language Interpretation will be available


4:00 pm -5:00 pm Book Signing:The Woman's Bible


With Elizabeth Cady Stanton, portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube, and Coline Jenkins,

Elizabeth Cady Stanton's great-great-granddaughter Visitor Center, Women's Rights

National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


4:00 pm –5:00 pm"Culture and Control of Women" Resources and Remedies


Featured speaker Nadia Shahram, attorney, educator, activist, adjunct faculty member at SUNY Buffalo Law School, and author of "Marriage on the Street Corners of Tehran" Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Womanspeak, a reader's theater presentation about the lost history of American women and a contemporary woman in search of her roots; Adriene Emmo, Organizer; Pam Bryan, Producer; and Marcia Burdick Director. Wesleyan Chapel, Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall Street, Free


5:00 pm –6:00 pm Boat tour of Cayuga-Seneca Canal/Lock Chamber 2&3

$15/adults and $12/ under 12; call Finger Lakes Water Adventures for reservations 315-789-5520


7:00 pm Convention Day Concert in Declaration Park


Featuring the Seneca Falls Community Band Brass Quintet followed by Resonanz, a branch

of the Rochester Oratorio Society Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free

 

Sunday, July 19th

9:00 am –2:00 pm National Park Service's 2nd Annual Convention Paddle


Meet at the boat launch facility in the west parking lot of the Seneca Falls

Community Center, 35 Water St. Contact Fuzzy Guppies at 315-539-8848 for kayak rental services


9:00 am –5:00 pm Frederick Douglass letter to Elizabeth M'Clintock


Displayed at Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.; Free


10:00 am –12:00 pm Conversations with Mary Owen, daughter of Donna Reed, and Another

Mother for Peace Exhibit


IDEA Center for the Voices of Humanity and The Seneca Falls It's a Wonderful Life Museum,

32 Fall St.;Free


10:00 am to 4:00 pm Elizabeth Cady Stanton House Tours


Women's Rights National Historical Park, 32 Washington St.; Free


10:00 am –4:00 pm Great Women Achieving Rights in Un-conventional Ways Exhibit


National Women's Hall of Fame, 76 Fall St.;Free


10:00 am –11:00 am Sunday Service on the site where Alice Paul made the first public

announcement of the Equal Rights Amendment The First Presbyterian Church, 23 Cayuga St.;Free


10:00am –5:00 pm Elizabeth Smith Miller & Dress Reform


Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.;Free


10:00 am –4:00 pm Another Mother for Peace Exhibit


IDEA Center for the Voices of Humanity and The Seneca Falls It's a Wonderful Life Museum,

32 Fall St.:Free


12:00 pm –4:00 pm Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry


89 Falls St.;Free


1:00 pm –3:00 pm Beyond the Underground;Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People


Joyce Stokes Jones and Michele Jones Galvin, relatives of Harriet Tubman, will discuss the

famed abolitionist within the context of their family lineage.Their talk will be followed by a book signing of t

heir work, "Beyond the Underground. Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People."


Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St.; Free

Last updated: July 22, 2015

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