Significant Accomplishments in
Just Ten Short Years
- Incorporated as educational foundation in NYS.
- Held first national Gage conference.
- Received 501 (c) (3) non-profit status.
- Held 2nd national conference on religious issues addressed in Gage’s work.
- Raised full purchase price and acquired Matilda Joslyn Gage Home.
- Reenacted Third (1852) National Woman’s Rights Convention in Syracuse.
- Conducted Path of Friendship program with Central New York Girl Scouts Council and Onondaga Nation educators, teaching Gage’s connection with the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois).
- Designated as eastern terminus of National Park Service “Votes for Women” Trail.
- Recipient of Girls Inc. Spirit of American Women Award for Matilda Joslyn Gage.
- Designated as state and national Underground Railroad site by New York State Underground Railroad Heritage Trail and National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
- Completed landscape rehabilitation plan for Gage Home.
- Received permanent museum status from Village of Fayetteville.
- Featured on ABC’s “Wife Swap” episode providing Underground Railroad tour at Gage Home.
- Brought in feminist philosopher Mary Daly as first scholar in residence.
- Won national competition sponsored by ShopforMuseums.com.
- Recipient of Citizen of the Year (History) award from Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce.
- Developed Underground Railroad curriculum for elementary and middle school students.
- Matilda Joslyn Gage honored by the National Women’s History Project.
- Collaborated with Great Plains Production to create short documentary film on Gage.
- Recipient of Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Share A ‘Cuse Award for bringing International Wizard of Oz Club in to hold annual convention in area.
- Hosted Wonderful Weekend of Oz 2008 in collaboration with International Wizard of Oz Club, Fayetteville and Manlius governments and chambers of commerce.
- Presented Gage to 23,000 people internationally through the annual Bioneers Conference.
- Began Phase 2 of the comprehensive restoration and rehabilitation of the Home.
- Four-car Gage Railway Excursion to Seneca Falls; presentation included historical re-enactors on board and short documentary on Gage at Women’s Rights National Historical Park
- Opened the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center in the restored Matilda Joslyn Gage Home.
- Instituted “Write on our Walls” community engagement project based on work with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
- Received Award of Merit from Upstate History Alliance (now Museumwise) for our Education Committee’s 2009 series on human trafficking.
- Presented Spiritual Journey of Gage series of lectures, in partnership with local church.
“Let me hope that I have done a little to rescue her memory
from the oblivion to which the historian had consigned her. It is very well to give men their due, but [it] is equally a matter of justice
to preserve the names of women pioneers.”
– Matilda Joslyn Gage