July 4, 1876

HISTORY LIVES!

July 4 Commemoration

July 4 Commemoration

Risking arrest as she and Susan B. Anthony illegally presented their “Declaration of Rights of Women” at the government’s Centennial celebration on July 4, 1876, Matilda Joslyn Gage said they did it “for the daughters of 1976” – that we might have our political freedom.  Pam Poulin organized a commemoration of that event, with a reading of the Declaration on July 4.  Topped off with an old-fashioned ice cream social, sponsored by “Sno-Top” of Manlius along with old-fashioned toys for the young, history came alive in Gage’s Home.

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