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Matilda Joslyn Gage suffragist Cicero, Syracuse

Matilda Joslyn Gage suffragist Cicero, Syracuse

Gage Was a Woman Who Changed History

Matilda Joslyn Gage was born on March 24, 1826, in Cicero, New York. An only child, she was raised in a household dedicated to antislavery. Her father, Dr. Hezekiah Joslyn, was a nationally known abolitionist, and the Joslyn home was a station on the Underground Railway. (more…)

Posted: Thursday, September 10th, 2009 @ 2:19 pm by Curt
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Welcome to the Finger Lakes Cultural and Natural History Museum Project, a proposal to create a new museum that will showcase the 9,000-square-mile Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

Contact:                     John Adamski
Contact Info:             Phone: 585-746-6247
                                  Email: mail@fingerlakesmuseum.org

 

Exhibits are planned to include Native American culture, early colonization, and the histories of agriculture, viniculture, and commerce. Artifacts will range from antique boats and farm equipment to an immense freshwater aquarium containing the fish species that are native to the Finger Lakes. Outdoor exhibits will feature live specimens of native wildlife in natural settings like beavers, otters and the Seneca White Deer. Special focus will be given to invasive species such as lamprey eels, purple loosestrife and zebra mussels.

Each of the eleven Finger Lakes will be individually featured with geographical, geological, glacial and topographic details that depict the effects of the receding glaciers on the region 12,000 years ago.

Included in the concept is an art and photo gallery, an auditorium, a bookstore and a research library as well as flex-space for any other regional museums and historical societies within the fourteen Finger Lakes counties to present their own exhibits on a rotating basis.

How far along are we and where do we go from here?

Although the project is still in an embryonic stage, it has received the support and endorsements of the Finger Lakes Future Alliance, Finger Lakes Sierra Club, Life in the Finger Lakes magazine, Seneca White Deer, Inc., and The Nature Conservancy. Soon we will be forming an exploratory committee to study feasibility, select a site, prepare a business plan, and search for members of the Board of Trustees. Fundraising will begin as soon as a not-for-profit corporation is formed and the board is seated.

We are planning for a new facility of about 40,000 square-feet, which will feature state-of-the-art interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits.

How can you help?

Soon this website will be equipped to accept membership applications and other offers of support and announce upcoming fundraising events. Please feel free to offer your ideas and suggestions by contacting us. Thank you.

John Adamski, Project Director

 

Posted: Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 @ 3:59 pm by Curt
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Homer New York Center for Arts

Contact Us:

This information is for contacting the Center for the Arts. You can learn about our membership, concerts, art exhibits, classes and other events at the Center for the Arts through our website.

EMAIL:
Email us at info@center4art.org with questions or comments about our Web site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also use the SUGGESTION BOX found on the main page under GET INVOLVED.

MAIL:
Mail comments or questions about our web site or payment and ticket forms to:
Center for Arts of Homer, Inc.
72 S. Main Street
Homer, NY 13077-0191.

PHONE & FAX:
LOCAL: (607) 749-4900
TOLL FREE: (877) 749-ARTS
FAX: (607) 749-4910

If you are visiting our website, it means that some part of the world of the Arts, if not all, is important to you. Whether it is the performances in the Whiting Theater or the exhibits in the Borg-Warner Morse TEC Gallery; possibly it is Cortland City Ballet or Ballroom Dancing with Bess Koval. Maybe it is the art courses or the lectures we hold, all this is under one roof and available to you.

The activities held here at the Center are countless and the possibilities of what is to come are endless, but whatever it is that brought you here says, “You care”. You care about having and keeping the Arts in your life and that, my friend, is important! For without your caring, organizations such as this cannot exist.

So, for whatever activity you choose to attend at the Center, thank you. Thank you from the Board of Directors and thank you from myself!

Oh, and by the way, you can always become a Member. There are several levels to choose from plus they come with perks!

Posted: Monday, December 22nd, 2008 @ 5:12 pm by Curt
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1890 House Museum and Center for Victorian Art

37 Tompkins Street
Cortland NY 13045

(607) 756-7551

For more information: www.1890house.org

Grand limestone mansion was built at the height of the “Gilded Age” by successful wire manufacturer Chester F. Wickwire. The lavish interior of the 30 room mansion features parquet floors, jewel-like stained glass windows, ornate decorative stenciling and oak and cherry woodwork. The massive limestone castle is the highlight of Cortland’s Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit the museum’s 4-room orientation center, then explore the towers and turrets, and nooks and crannies of this captivating structure. The museum grounds also feature landscaped lawns and a stately two story carriage barn.

Daily 1 – 4 p.m., except Mondays and major holidays. Admission charge. Children under 12 and members free. Special group tours are also available.

Posted: Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 @ 7:04 pm by Lynn
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Check out the The Smith Opera House in Geneva

The Smith Opera House
 82 South Seneca Street, Geneva 14456

 Currently the Smith Opera House Calendar can be found at http://www.thesmith.org/NewFiles/main.html.  The event listings are numberous.

 The Smith Opera House’s impact on our community is immense. It is the center of the region’s cultural life, providing entertainment, education, and the energizing force that pulls us all together in celebration of our proud past and our promising future.

Posted: Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 @ 5:23 pm by Lynn
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,History & Arts