TOURS AND TALKS
Welcome to the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for dialogue on social justice issues where you are invited to
* sit on the furniture
*eat and drink
* take photos
* touch the exhibits
* play the piano and sing abolition and women’s rights songs that Matilda sang
* and write on our walls.
We are currently training docents to guide visitors in exploring our museum-in-process. As we develop new exhibits we welcome you to visit, tour and share your ideas with us.
Come visit for a self-guided tour, Monday-Friday 10:00-4:00. If you’d like a guided tour, here are the possibilities we’d like to offer you:
1) “Tell me about Matilda” Tour
Curious about Matilda Joslyn Gage? Want to see her restored home? This tour (docent-led or self-guided) is an introduction to Gage and her work.
- Begin with a short film featuring Gloria Steinem, the country’s first woman Lt. Governor Mary Anne Krupsak and descendants of Gage.
- Sit at Matilda’s desk and read her letters. Play with 19th century toys. Experience being an enslaved person hiding from slave-catchers in the walls of the house.
- Share your ideas about everything from human trafficking to equal pay for equal work.
- Be part of the creation of the Gage Center by brainstorming with us about the programs and exhibits you’d like in each of our social justice-themed rooms.
Special Introductory Admission
(Limited time only)
- Adults: $7
- Seniors (62+), students with ID, and school-age children: $5
- Pre-school children free
- Group rate (10 or more adults): $5
- Group rate (10 or more students with ID, and seniors 62+): $3
- Members free
TEA AND REFRESHMENTS with each tour for an additional $3
2) Tea, Tour, and Talk
- Recreate a 19th century woman’s rights tea in the parlor where Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Matilda Joslyn Gage planned their revolution.
- While you enjoy tea and cookies, visit with a Gage docent who will visit with you about Matilda, answer your questions and listen to your thoughts about her work and ideas.
$12/person. Minimum three people, maximum 25.
3) High Tea in the Gage Center
* Perfect for a birthday, club meeting or a special event.
* Features our signature scones and lemon curd along with:
Cheese, Crackers, Breads
Tea Sandwiches & Mini Entrees
Black Tea, Green Tea & Herbal Tea
$25/person. Minimum 10 people; maximum 25. Limit to one a month so book early.
4) Rent the Gage Center for a Party, Workshop, Retreat, or Special Event
Meetings: $100 use of facilities for 2-4 hours; $200 full day.
- Free to groups that join 100% as members.
- Discounted rate for groups based on number in group that are members of the Gage Center.
5) Also Available for Groups
Birthday coming up for young or old? A special meeting or conference? Out of town guests who would enjoy a tour? We’ve even hosted a wedding reception! Let us work with you on any ideas you have for the use of the Center. Just give us a call and we will make your event happen.
- Talks about Gage off-site
- Living history portrayals of Matilda Joslyn Gage
- Lectures by Gage Foundation Founder/Executive Director Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner for nonprofits available through the Speakers in the Humanities Program of the New York Council for the Humanities.|
- Fees negotiated on individual basis. For more information, contact the Gage Center at (315) 637-9511 or foundation@MatildaJoslynGage.org