The National Susan B Anthony Museum House has announced a weeklong navigational celebration which will take place along the Erie Canal from July 16th – July 22nd. 2017. A core group of canal boats will set out from Seneca Falls and travel to Rochester concluding with a celebration at the Susan B Anthony Museum on Madison Street in Rochester.
Throughout the trip VoteTilla boats will dock at several towns and villages along the route. Residents and partner organizations will be invited to share in the celebration. Current partners include Bristol Valley Theatre, Canal Society of New York State, The City of Rochester, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, The RIT Women’s and Gender Studies Coordinating Committee, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Susan B Anthony Neighborhood Association, The Seward House and the University of Rochester’s Susan B Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership.
Superintendent Ami Ghazala stated, “The National Park Service at Women’s Rights National Historical Park is thrilled to partner with women’s organizations in the Finger Lakes. We strive to bring attention to historical and current stories that highlight the diversity of the United States.
National Women’s Hall of Fame president Jeanne Giovannini stated, “This consortium will strengthen the ties and collaboration among these cultural and historical organizations, helping to bring national and international attention to the Finger Lakes Region for its significance and place in our nation’s history in the promotion of human rights”
“VoteTilla will be a vivid reminder of the work and cooperation required to secure the vote for women, “says Anthony Museum president & CEO Deborah L Hughes. “Educational, historical and civic organizations and community members of all ages can come together to host events, greet the passing boats, and participate in special events, on both land and water”
The VoteTilla celebration immediately follows both the July 4th. Bicentennial Celebration of the New York State Canals, and the Convention Days weekend in Seneca Falls.
For information on partnering with the Susan B Anthony Museum for this special event, please email or call their office at (585) 279-7490