Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, June 9, 2017-Sunday, August 6, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Voting Rights Exhibit. An exhibit on voting rights will open Civil War Weekend and close on Emancipation Days August 5 - 6.

New York History Blog

Thursday, July 20, 2017
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms
Monday, July 31, 2017
8:30am - 4pm
Utica City Hall Lobby
1 Kennedy Plaza
Utica, NY 13502
Voter Registration.
Saturday, August 5, 2017-Sunday, August 6, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Emancipation Days - Dreaming of Timbuctoo. The exhibit Dreaming of Timbuctoo introduces the background for voting disparity which will be addressed throughout the season...The exhibit Dreaming of Timbuctoo introduces the background for voting disparity.

On Saturday August 5, a guided tour of the Peterboro cemetery will include women whose gravestones read Born a Slave, Died a Free Woman.

A Community Conversation on August 6 will examine the dual discrimination for women of color.

New York History Blog

Thursday, August 17, 2017
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
NOON - 9PM
  Primary Day in New York State.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
11 a.m.
Fort Stanwix
112 East Park St
Rome, NY 13440
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms
Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:30registration, 10am breakfast buffet, 10:30 speakers
Radisson Hotel-Utica Center
200 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
TBA.
Friday, September 22, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend - Off Base: Great Peterboro Baseball Story. In the evening the Oneida Public Library Players will present a readers theatre production of Off Base: The Great Peterboro Baseball Story, a play written by Tom Murray about the first recorded history of women playing baseball + which happened in Peterboro.

New York History Blog

Friday, September 22, 2017
10:30am
Oneida County Office Bldg.,
800 Park Ave.
Utica, NY 13501

10th Floor Legislative Chambers
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend.
  • Morning Marmalade Refreshments hosted by the Peterboro United Methodist Church
  • Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade: The Life of Elizabeth Smith Miller; author Norman K. Dann PhD
  • Bloomers, The Reform Costume; Jody Luce, the Tailor of Peterboro
  • Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Players; Debra A. Shattuck, Provost Witherspoon College, Rapid City SD
  • In the Kitchen Tea; Deli on Green with Miller's 1875 cookbook inspired menu. Bloomer Brigade hosts.
  • Cousins of Reform: Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Gerrit Smith; Norman K. Dann PhD, Peterboro NY
  • Elizabeth Cady Returns to Peterboro; reenacted by Melinda Grube PhD
  • Elizabeth and Anne Millers' Suffrage Scrapbooks at Library of Congress, Rosemary Plakas, retired LOC
  • Monumental Women
  • Bloomers for the `80s
  • March on Washington 1-21-17
  • Suffrage Supper; Deli on Green with menu by Miller's 1875 cookbook. Smithfield Youth Suffragists
  • Suffrage Song; Peggy Lynne, "The First Lady of Adirondack Music"

New York History Blog
Sunday, September 24, 2017
 
Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark
5304 Oxbow Road
Peterboro, NY 13134



National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Ballots, Bloomers and Marmalade Weekend.
  • Tour of Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark with Norman K. Dann
  • Parity Breakfast
  • Abolition Movement Spawns Women's Right Movement, Suzanne B. Spring PhD, Colgate University,
  • Launch Lunch: Library Partners Commence CommUNITY Read of INVENTION of WINGS, Betsy Kennedy, ED Cazenovia Public Library, and Carolyn Gerakopolous, Retired ED Oneida Public Library,
  • Angelina Grimké: Abolition and Women's Rights Advocate
  • Angelina Grimké Weld and Peterboro Connections
  • Making History! Sally Roesch Wagner PhDt, Matilda Joslyn Gage Home, Fayetteville NY
  • Making History Action

New York History Blog
Saturday, October 21, 2017
 
National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
National Abolition Hall of Fame 2016 Inductions. A program on Angelina Grimké will be presented during the Abolition Symposia the afternoon of Saturday, October 21, 2017.

New York History Blog

Sunday, October 22, 2017
 
National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum
5255 Pleasant Valley Road
Peterboro, NY 13134
Community Read - The Invention of Wings. To culminate the Community Read on the Invention of Wings, Louise Knight, a researcher on Angelina and Sarah Grimké, will answer audience questions on The Read, and discuss her upcoming 2018 biography on the Grimke sisters.

New York History Blog

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:30-2:30pm
Fenimore Art Museum
5798 New York 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Food for Thought - Women's Suffrage. Join Joe Festa, Special Collections Librarian, as he explores the women's suffrage related material in the Research Library, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York State.

Lunch and lecture fee: $25 for members, $30 non-members. Pre-registration is required; Pre-registration. To receive a discounted price when registering for three or more Food for Thought programs, please call (607) 547-1461. (Discounted price: $23 for members or $27 non-members per program)

http://www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/fenimore/visit/experience

Friday, November 3, 2017
10:30am
MVCC
1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms.
Monday, November 6, 2017
 
Oneida County History Center
1608 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13502
Cocktail Party to CELEBRATE THE VOTE: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. 100th Anniversary of Woman Suffrage in NYS Cocktail Party
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6AM - 9PM
  GENERAL ELECTION.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:30registration, 10am breakfast buffet, 10:30 speakers
Radisson Hotel-Utica Center
200 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
TBA.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
11 a.m.
U.S. Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, NY 13501
Naturalization Ceremony. Welcome new citizens and distribute Voter Registration Forms
Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:30registration, 10am breakfast buffet, 10:30 speakers
Radisson Hotel-Utica Center
200 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13501
TBA.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
tentative date
  TBA.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
 
  Bus Trip to Albany. Bus trip to the New York State Museum and Archives to see the display of women's suffrage material from across our State.

Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial

Saturday, May 19, 2018
 
TBA TBA.