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October 7, 2017
2:00 pm: History's Hometown Architecture Tour: Leaves of History
October 7, 2017 –
Back by popular demand! Embrace the changing of the seasons in the crisp air of an outdoor walking tour led by museum staff from the Seward House and the Cayuga Museum. The foliage and the history will both be on full display as guides take you on a winding stroll that features Auburn’s historic South Street residential district and Fort Hill Cemetery.
Learn about the architecture and history behind many of the city’s most iconic homes, buildings, and properties. This tour is rain or shine and will proceed regardless of temperature, so participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and prepare appropriately in anticipation of two hours of walking through city neighborhoods and cemetery pathways.
Admission: Members $10, General Public $15
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October 13, 2017
6:00 pm: Opening Reception for Woman's Protest: Two Sides of the Fight for Suffrage in New York
October 13, 2017 –
Join us for the opening reception of our major fall exhibit: Woman's Protest.
Refreshments will be served, free and open to the public.
This exhibit is sponsored by the Cayuga Community Fund.
Woman’s Protest: Two Sides of the Fight for Suffrage in New York exhibit will be on display at the Cayuga Museum of History and Art from October 13-December 30. When noted abolitionist and fledgling women’s rights activist Lucretia Mott was visiting her sister Martha Coffin Wright in Auburn in 1848, they traveled to Waterloo to the home of Jane Hunt, where they met with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mary Ann McClintock. Together, these four women planned a meeting at which women could organize and demand their rights. Promoted through upstate New York, the First Convention for Women’s Rights was held in Seneca Falls in July 1848. Close to 350 attended and by the convention’s end they had drawn up the Declaration of Sentiments. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State, the Cayuga Museum is working with several other museums including the Howland Stone Store Museum to share the nearly 70-yearlong battle for women’s suffrage.
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October 15, 2017
6:00 pm: Lecture: Why Did it Take so Long for Women to Get the Right to Vote?
October 15, 2017
Three generations of women and men who agitated for woman suffrage drew the attention--sometimes supportive, but often hostile--of a curious public during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Using illustrations and photographs, Dr. Susan Goodier will highlight some of the people, events, and arguments of the woman suffrage movement, showing just why it took so long for women to get a right we often take for granted today.
$10 Museum members, $12 General public. Lecture will be held in the Carriage House Theater behind the Cayuga Museum.
Susan Goodier studies U.S. women’s activism, particularly woman suffrage activism, from 1840 to 1920. She earned a master’s degree in Gender History in 1999, a doctorate in Public Policy History, with subfields in International Gender and Culture and Black Women’s Studies, in 2007, and a Women’s Studies master’s degree in 2008, all from SUNY at Albany. At SUNY Oneonta she teaches courses in Women’s History, New York State history, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Progressivism. Dr. Goodier is a public scholar for Humanities New York and the coordinator for the Upstate New York Women's History Organization (UNYWHO). She is also the book review editor for the New York History journal. The University of Illinois published her first book, No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement, in 2013. Her next book, coauthored with Karen Pastorello, is Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State. Published by Cornell University Press in September 2017, the book helps to mark the centennial of women voting in New York State.
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History Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Members discuss non-fiction works of history on local, national and global themes. Participation is free and members can choose to attend any or all of the meetings. Click here for more details
Classics @ the Carriage House showcases classic cinema on the big screen. September – May. $5 Admission. Click here for more details