Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Grand Opening of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center: Schedule of Events
Friday, October 8
A DAY OF WINE & WOMEN’S RIGHTS
9 a.m. meet at Key Bank lot, 410 Towne Dr., Towne Center, Fayetteville, N.Y. Return at 6 p.m.
Take a bus tour from Fayetteville to the newly restored Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester, N.Y.Â Scholars Judith Wellmann, Michael Patrick Hearn, and Sally Roesch Wagner will entertain you with stories ofÂ sites along the way that have ties to the Underground Railroad, womenâ€™s rights, Oz, and the radical reform spirit that swept this area.
Visit the Anthony House and have lunch with Anthony House Director Deborah Hughes and Gage Center Director Sally Roesch Wagner as they invite you to dialogue about the conflict between the two famous suffragists. Later, travel to Fairport for a wine tasting at Casa Larga Vineyards.
- $99.00, with breakfast pack included.
- Limit of 50 people on bus.
- $49.00 for house tour, lunch, & wine tasting only (no bus; seating limited to 26).
FLAVORS FROM THE GAGE HOME
7 p.m.Â Trinity Episcopal Church, 106 Chapel St., Fayetteville, N.Y.
Sample foods selected to fit themes of the Gage Home: Underground Railroad fare, dishes based on Gage family and suffrage recipes, and the Gage Homeâ€™s newly developed Three Sisters Tamale. See the unveiling of a new portrait of Matilda Joslyn Gage, painted by Seneca Falls artist Katherine Pfeffer Pross. Mix, mingle, and share questions and knowledge with other illustrious guests.
Saturday, October 9
OPEN HOUSE AT THE GAGE HOME
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
210 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, N.Y.
No admission fee
See the results of the Gage Home restoration. Visit with experts in each themed room and share your ideas for programs and exhibits. Special programs all day for adults and children.
Tuscarora Beadwork & Cultural Identity - 10 original pieces by internationally noted beadwork artist Rosemary Rickard Hill.
The Creation of the Ruth Putter Welcome Center & Matilda Joslyn Gage Center - photographic documentation of the construction project by artists Ruth Putter and Melyn Richman.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO BE A DESCENDANT OF MATILDA JOSLYN GAGE?
Fayetteville Free Library -CafÃ© 300, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville, N.Y. (315) 637-6374.Â Click here for map.
No admission fee
Come to an informal gathering to hear personal stories of Gage descendants. Q & A.
AN EVENING OF MUSICAL ENGAGEMENT
7 p.m.Â Reception following. Wellwood Middle School,
700 S. Manlius St., Fayetteville, N.Y.
$25.00 adult, $5.00 child/student
A variety of musicians will take part in a musical tribute to Matilda Joslyn Gage that incorporates a range of musical styles, including spoken word, song, jazz, rhythm and blues, and American folk standards.
The Matie Masie Ensemble will perform â€œWords Sweeter than Mother, Home or Heaven,â€ a musical tribute to the life of Gage composed by griot (storyteller), singer, and director Vanessa Johnson with Kofi Kari Kari, a Master Drummer, musician and composer from Ghana, West Africa.
The Eagle Hill Middle School Girlsâ€™ Chorus under the direction of Catherine A. Koch, will perform suffrage and abolition songs once sung by Gage and her contemporaries. Pamela Poulin, soprano, will lead the audience and choir in a rendition of the “Battle Hymn of the Suffragists.”
Local musician/ activist Colleen Kattau will perform her original composition honoring Gage with the Eagle Hill Middle School Girlsâ€™ Chorus.
Marc Baum will host.
Sunday, October 10
BRUNCH & BENEFIT AUCTION AT THE WELLINGTON HOUSE
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Welllington House, 7262 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville, N.Y.
Begin your day with fine food, music, and conversation in an elegant turn-of-the-century setting. Sponsored by Tom Thomas and the Wellington House. Enjoy fine food along with the excitement of silent and live auctions. Items up for bid include vacation stays at Adirondack camps and warm-climate resorts, a handmade quilt, spa services, antiques, historical memorabilia, gift certificates, and other treasures.Â Proceeds support the day-to-day operation of the Gage Foundation. The public is invited.
Click this link for a preview of selected auction items! The link will bring you to a slide show–click the arrow button to move from screen to screen.
GRAND OPENING CEREMONY AT THE GAGE HOME
2 -4 p.m.
210 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville.
No admission fee.
Join Master of Ceremonies Harry Carpenter for this community celebration and tribute to everyone who played a role, large or small, in making the dream of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center a reality. Carpenter is a great-grandson of Matilda Joslyn Gage. Artists from the Society for New Music will perform original compositions by Nikolas Allen Jeleniaukas and Diane Jones, commissioned for this event.
PAY BY PHONE. Call (315) 637-9511 and pay by credit card (VISA or MasterCard only.)
PAY BY MAIL. Click here for a pdf order form to print out. Complete the form and mail it with payment to the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation.
Tell the hotel operator you are reserving your space as part of the Gage Center Group in order to get the reduced rate.
Holiday Inn Express - (315) 373-0123
Block of 15 rooms available - each room $115.00 plus tax, includes breakfast.
Hotel contact person: Bethany Engle
5908 Widewaters Parkway
East Syracuse, NY 13057