2017 Schedule of Programs

Join our 200th anniversary year as we continue to explore issues of justice and equality. All programs are free and open to the public, and are supported by your contributions.

May 29. Dedication of Historic Marker at the Bullis Homestead, Canandaigua Rd., Macedon.

June 17 and 18, 12-4 pm. Open House at 1816 Farmington Meetinghouse, 230 Sheldon Rd. at County Rd. 8, Farmington. Journey along “I ♥ New York” Path Through History and stop here.

June 17, 8 pm. Susan B Anthony Legacy Event, on the lawn of the Ontario County Courthouse

July 4. “What to the Slave is Your Fourth of July?” Niagara University. As part of FGC Gathering of Friends, we will co-sponsor Dr. David Anderson, renowned Rochesterian and history professor, who will appear as Frederick Douglass to deliver the famed 4 th of July speech.

July 8, 12- 4 pm. Open House, 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse, 230 Sheldon Rd. at County Rd. 8, Farmington. Join those returning from the FGC Gathering of Friends to step inside the building, view displays, enjoy refreshments, and then follow the self-guided driving tour to visit nearby historic sites relating to the movements for abolition and women’s equality.

July 15, 10 am – 5 pm. Women’s Rights National Park, Fall St. (Route 5&20) Seneca Falls, NY. As part of the July 13-16 Convention Days at the Women’s Rights National Park, we will welcome visitors to our information table located right between the Visitor Center and Wesleyan Chapel.

July 19, 2 pm. Vote-tilla. Erie Canal, Lock #30, Macedon Canal Park, (off route 31), Macedon, NY. Following Convention Days, a flotilla of packet boats will travel along the Erie Canal from Seneca Falls to Rochester with stops along the way, ending with a march to Susan B. Anthony’s Rochester house. The 1816 Meetinghouse and the Macedon Historical Society will greet the vote-tilla and visitors at the Pavilion in the park. Several people will be in costume as historical suffragists; there will be Poster Presentations in the Pavilion, an area where one can make a suffragette flower and there will be “votes for women” pins available. Stop and see us and have some refreshments.

August 12, 12 – 5 pm. Farmington Family Festival. Farmington Town Park, County Road 8.

August 14, 7 pm. “The Fight for the Vote at Home and Beyond” at Bristol Valley Theater, 151 S. Main St, Naples. We will co-sponsor this presentation by local historians Sue Winslow, Beth Thomas and Preston Pierce, discussing suffragists including Emily Parmely Collins of South Bristol and other Ontario County women who struggled for suffrage, carrying the torch lit by Susan B. Anthony and others of wider renown.

August 27, 1 pm. “Women on Wheels: Bikes, Liberation and Suffrage” at the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, 151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua. We will co-sponsor this event celebrating the role bicycles played in liberating women and helping suffrage organizers travel the area. Featuring Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, represented by Barbara Blaisdell and Melinda Grube. Refreshments and an optional bike ride!

September 24, 2 pm. Stories and Activities of the Seneca People on the grounds of the 1816 Farmington Meetinghouse, 230 Sheldon Rd., Farmington. Veronica Reitter, member of the Wolf Clan, Seneca Nation, will present a family-centered program of stories and activities to introduce Seneca traditions and customs. We also plan a book fair featuring children's books related to women's rights and suffrage; abolition and the Underground Railroad; and Native America culture and lore.

October 28, 7 pm. Arun Gandhi on “The Gift of Anger.” Farmington Friends Church, 187 County Road 8, Farmington. The author will talk on his new book, “The Gift of Anger and Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma.” Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Programs are sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant

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