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2009 GAGE RAILWAY EXCURSION

Saturday, Aug.  22

A TRAIN RIDE INTO THE PAST

COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!

Enactor on Gage's railway excursion last year

Historical Enactors in 19th-Century Styles

Program at Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Shops & Restaurants in Seneca Falls

Scavenger Hunt with Prizes

—Free Wine Tasting

SCHEDULE

11 am: Train leaves Finger Lakes Railway Depot in Camillus, N.Y. Depot at the corner of  Hinsdale Ave. and Milton Ave., inside the Home Depot / Staples complex. Parking at the east end of the complex in front of the Staples and adjacent buildings. (Click here for more directions.) Onboard presentations by enactors. Boxed lunch (order in advance).

1 pm: Arrive in Seneca Falls. Depot is short walk from museums, shops, restaurants.

2-3 pm: Program in theater at Historical Park’s main museum short film on Matilda Joslyn Gage; display and discussion of 19th-century women’s undergarments (corsets, chemises); Q & A with historical characters, incl. Sarah Loguen (daughter of Jermain Loguen of the Jerry Rescue), Elizabeth Smith Miller (active in dress reform); an anti-suffrage leader, Mrs. Justus Wells (a typical 19th-century woman), & Mrs. Gage. Free wine tasting after the program.

6 pm: Arrive back in Camillus.

RESERVATIONS

Go to www.fingerlakesscenicrailway.com to order tickets and boxed lunches. Or call Finger Lakes Railway at (315) 209-1029 / (315) 374-1570. Walk-ups OK as long as tickets available. $25/adult, $23/seniors, $18/kids 3-14. Children 2 & under free if sit on lap. Add $10 per boxed lunch. Can bring own lunch.

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