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Newsletter August 2022

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGESMWI NEWSLETTERE n g a g i n g P e o p l e W i t h O u r P a s tS u m m e r 2 0 2 2I n s i d e t h e I s s u eMUSIC IN THEPARKCheck out our bi-weekly freeconcert series that we've beenputting on, full of food, activities,and fun!WINE ON THEWATERIn September there will be aspecial evening to fundraise forthe Seneca Museum ofWaterways and Industry. Be sureto purchase your tickets!FAMILY HISTORYDAYIn People's Park we hosted a freeevent full of different activitiesfor families to enjoy and explorewhile expanding their knowledgeof the local history!N o r a V e n e z k yWe've been busy! We have had a fantastic summer so far with lots ofevents and programs. Through the children's activities at Music in thePark, Summer Camp in a Box program, Family History Day, and withsummer camp visits, we have been getting to know a lot of local families!We have been making all sorts of crafts that allow us to teach childrenabout the history of Seneca Falls!We have also been making a lot of progress with our collections storageroom. It is never the most glamorous work, but it is so important topreserve and properly care for the objects in our collections. They helpus tell the stories of our collective history and are what make us amuseum. Thanks to Abi and Bob, the two staff members who haveworked so hard to get that work done.Visitor numbers this summer have also been great! We are welcoming onaverage 80-100 people a day and sharing with them what Seneca Falls,Seneca County, and the Finger Lakes has to offer. Our newly designedgift shop has been very popular, we have lots of great new items for sale. We hope you will join us for our Wine on the Water fundraising eventon September 22nd and continue to support all the fantastic work we do! M u s i c i n t h e P a r k - O u r f r e ec o n c e r t s e r i e s !B e h i n d t h e S c e n e s : O u rA r c h i v e s !

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We started this concert series this year onJune 16th, with scheduled acts every otherThursday until September! We had a rockystart. having to cancel the first show of theseason due to storms, but we eventually gotback on track! Our performers included actslike Cool Club and the Lipker Sisters, theEnde Brothers and The Leftovers. We'll endthe season with Sam Swanson on September8th!OUR PERFORMERS!S u m m e r 2 0 2 2 P a g e 2The Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry was excited to bringour free concert series, Music in the Park, to life this year! We'vebrought along a wide range of performers and genres, from acousticto pop to rock 'n' roll!MUSIC IN THE PARKFUN + FREE ACTIVITIESDuring each of the performances, we have ahistory-inspired children's activity thatfamilies can make for free! The one picturedhere is a wooden loom to start a newweaving project. This loom is similar to theones used in the old Seneca Knitting Millacross the canal! These activities aresposored by Seneca Meadows. FOOD! FOOD! FOOD!Also featured at Music in the Park: food trucks! At each event we tried tohave both food and ice cream. Most of the eventswe were successful, but for one we had to sell ourown food! It consisted of pizza, chips, and water,but it made for an interesting experience. And wewere able to turn it into a mini fundraiser for themuseum - how neat!On June 1st, we hosted our secondannual golf tournament! All of theproceeds went to supporting themuseum and all the educationalprogramming we do for thecommunity. We had severalteams join us, usually numbering4 people to a team, with exceptionto our employee team memberBob, who joined us with his teamof 2! We held the tournament at theSeneca Falls Country Club wherethere was lunch prior to thetournament with dinnerfollowing after. There was also araffle and prizes given outfollowing the tournament for thetop three tournament winners,for longest drive, and for closestto the pin! It poured for the majority of thetournament, but there was still agreat turn out and everyone hadfun!HISTORY FOREALL GOLFTOURNAMENT

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FAMILY HISTORY DAYS u m m e r 2 0 2 2 P a g e 3Family History Day was a fun free event thatwe put on in People's Park on July 23rd. Weteamed up with seven other organizations inthe area, including: Cornell CooperativeExtension, Finger Lakes Institute/PRISM,Historic Geneva, The National Women's Hall ofFame, the Women's Rights National HistoricPark, the Seneca Falls Library, and more!Each of the organizations set up their owntables with a craft to create, so by the end kidsgot to take home a bunch of unique crafts! Ourmuseum helped kids make a Whirligig madeout of buttons and twine, did tie-dye pillowcases, a measuring scavenger hunt, and protestsash decorating! Thanks to our othercommunity partners who came up with greatactivities and crafts. Also a big thanks to theMynderse Bass Fishing Team who helped kidsfish in the canal. Membership Level: $80 Member Ticket $100 General AdmissionName(s) on Tickets:_____________________________________________________Number of Tickets: ________________________________Address:___________________________________________________City: ______________________ State: _______ Zip Code:___________Phone Number: ______________ E-Mail: ________________________Payment Type: Check Cash Credit Card Card #:______________________ Expiration Date: _______ CSC: __________*Checks can be made to the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry PO Box 388 Seneca Falls, NY 13148Event Sponsored By:

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BEERS, BIKES, ANDBARGESJoin the Seneca Falls Museum of Waterways and Industryand the Erie Canal Museum for this hour long cycling touraround Seneca Falls looking at the its unique Canal history!The ride begins at the Seneca Falls Museum of Waterwaysand Industry and ends at Fall Street Brewing, right across thestreet, where you will be treated to a beer as part of your rideas well as a brief history of the brewery itself.Register at: https://eriecanalmuseum.org/.../beers-bikes-and-barges/ SEPTEMBER 15, 2022 - 6:00 PMIt's A Wonderful LifeFestival is back this year!Join us and the town ofSeneca Falls in our 76thcelebration! There willbe presentations,autograph signings, andthe It's A Wonderful Run5k race! DECEMBER 9 - 11, 2022IT'S AWONDERFULLIFE FESTIVALMUSIC IN THE PARKWe are excited to be bringing back Music in thePark this summer. We have an excellent lineup oflocal musicians ready to rock Seneca Falls inPeople's Park. We will also be offering freechildren's activities at each concert. Sprinkle StarShip and another food vendor will be on site tomake sure you don't go hungry!6/16/2022 NO BIG DEAL6/30/2022 COOL CLUB & THE LIPKER SISITERS7/14/2022 COREY COMER & SOLPHI7/28/2022 THE ENDE BROTHERS8/11/2022 LUB DUB 8/25/2022 FABCATS9/8/2022 SAM SWANSONS u m m e r 2 0 2 2 P a g e 4UPCOMING EVENTSMark your calendars! We have some great events coming up this fall and winter!Support the activities of the Seneca Museum ofWaterways and Industry by celebrating along theCayuga-Seneca Canal with an evening of wine, water,and history. Sign up to take a boat ride along the canaland enjoy either your appetizers or dessert on boardwith a glass of wine. Dinner will be served in themuseum at 6PM and you will enjoy a family style mealprepared by 84 Fall that will include a selection of pastadishes and salad. Live music will be provided in themuseum by the Jesse Collins Quartet, who is a modernjazz group. We have a fantastic silent auction and awine pull to help raise additional funds.WINE ON THE WATERSEPTEMBER 22, 20225-8 PMDECEMBER 3 & 4, 2022JUDY PIPHER MEMORIAL GINGERBREADDECORATINGWORKSHOPSKids of all ages are welcometo join us for our freegingerbread house decoratingworkshops. All houses can beentered into our contest thatgets judged at the It's AWonderful Life Festival. Allsupplies are included.

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Welcoming our new Team Members!In previous newsletters, we talked aboutchanging up our archives and collections area.Well, we've finally begun! We've done a totalremodel of our collections area, including newshelves, paint, and a new organization system!We've even gone as far as to rewrite ourcollections policy as well, in order to create anew system that we're comfortable andconfident in!Our archives and collections are obviously is notone seen in the public eye, but believe us whenwe say it really needed to be redone. We'll befinishing up this project by the end of August,and then we will be back in full operation with allthree floors open again!Behind the scenesSummer 2022 Page 5If you read our last newsletter, you'll know that we were looking toexpand our team! Since then, we've brought on two new members.Abi joined our team in April and is our Archives and CommunityEngagement Specialist. She is officially our second full timeemployee! Abi is originally from South Carolina, but spent the last 3years working at museums in West Virginia!Gabrielle is local to the area, and she is our co-hire with the NationalWomen's Hall of Fame! She joined our team at the end of May aftergraduating college with degrees in both Graphic Design andMarketing! Gabrielle works doing much of the social media andmarketing for the museum, as well as helping out at the front desk! Abi GabrielleThe 174th anniversary of the Women's Rights convention! Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party, ManuscriptDivision, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. This past July, Seneca Falls celebrated its 174th Anniversary of the Women'sRights Convention in 1848. Back then, over 300 people both men and womencame from all over New York State to witness this very meeting. This meeting,which discussed a lot about the way women were being treated, created anuproar all over the country, sparking protests for women to express theiropinions. Even to this day, women still struggle to maintain their rightsfollowing recent events, such as the events of Roe v. Wade, affecting women'sdecision to get an abortion. Despite the first Women's Rights Conventionbeing considered an incredible success, the fight for women's rights continueson a daily basis!By: Ryan Herman

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North American Reciprocal Membership-Free admission and discounted gift shoppurchases in 1,178 museums including:Everson Museum of ArtMemorial Art GalleryCornell Botanic GardensFinger Lakes Boating MuseumMunson-Williams-Proctor Arts InstituteName listed in Annual Report20% off gift shop purchasesDiscount on select events and programsMembership CardQuarterly NewslettersE-mail updates on programs and eventsMember-only events and programsThe opportunity to be part of a dynamic andgrowing organization15% off gift shop purchasesDiscounts on select events and programsMembership CardQuarterly NewslettersE-mail updates on programs and eventsMember-only events and programsThe opportunity to be part of a dynamic andgrowing organizationBASIC MEMBER $40/YEAR(INCLUDE 2 NAMES ON THE MEMBERSHIP CARD)ENHANCED MEMBER $100/YEAR(INCLUDE 2 NAMES ON THE MEMBERSHIP CARD)Will you Join Us?Join us in helping to educate audiences of all ages.Join us in preserving the history in our collections.Join us in helping visitors make the most of their vacations. Join us in telling the unique story of the waterways and industry in Seneca Falls. We had a very successful summer camp in a boxprogram in 2021 and are looking forward tosupplying our local youth with another excitingexperience this year and increasing from 80 to 100boxes distributed. We are hiring our first Collections Manager to helpus organize, document, and care for ourcollections. In the summer of 2022, we have seven bandsscheduled for our Music in the Park Series. We willbe adding free educational programming duringeach event for children to enjoy while listening tothe music. Membership is a great way to support the Seneca FallsHeritage and Tourism Center: Home of the SenecaMuseum of Waterways and Industry. As a nonprofitorganization, it is our mission to teach, preserve, andshare the rich waterways and industrial history ofSeneca Falls. Your annual support allows us tocontinue to do the amazing work we have done in thepast while growing as an organization. We hope you will JOIN US as a member and we canwork together to have another amazing year filledwith educational programs, fun events, music, andhistory! Learn about our new membership levels andif you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.Sincerely,Nora VenezkyNora VenezkyExecutive Directordirector@senecamuseum.comMembership Level: $40 Basic Membership $100 Enhanced MembershipName(s) for Card:_____________________________________________________Address:___________________________________________________City: ______________________ State: _______ Zip Code:___________Phone Number: ______________ E-Mail: ________________________Payment Type: Check Cash Credit Card Card #:______________________ Expiration Date: _______ CSC: __________*Checks can be made to the Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry PO Box 388 Seneca Falls, NY 13148You can also sign up online: www.sfheritagetourism.com/membership