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Women’s Rights National Historical Park Presents:
A Designer Jewelry Exhibit by Artist Janis Long

Seneca Falls, NY – Women’s Rights National Historical Park is pleased to showcase a jewelry exhibit by Janis Long for the entire month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Ms. Long will provide a talk on her eclectic jewelry designs on Saturday, March 18 at 2:00 PM at the park's Visitor Center located at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148.

The Artist - Janis Long, a native of Ontario, Canada and currently a resident of Keuka Lake began creating one of a kind jewelry pieces 25 years ago by using vintage buttons, belt buckles, Bakelite game pieces and other found objects. She later performed her magic with sterling silver, copper wire, and metal to capture the beauty of her semi-precious stones and to create works that are eye-catching. The secret to her distinctive work is found in her attention to detail and by applying various types of patinas and textures to metal pieces.

She has shown her work in numerous museums, art galleries and gift shops in the states of Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. In addition to her design work, Janis conducts classes and workshops.

Women March in Seneca Falls 2017 (full coverage on

Women’s Rights National Historical Park Presents: “A Life Filled with Horses and Travels” Art Exhibit by Bernadette Bos Seneca Falls, NY- Women’s Rights National Historical Park Presents: “A Life Filled with Horses and Travels” Paintings by Bernadette Bos February 1st through February 26th 2017.

Bernadette Bos has expressed herself through her art in a number of media and drawn from a wide range of subject matter. A native of The Netherlands, Bernadette spent over two decades training competition horses in Belgium, England, Australia, New Zealand, California, Japan and New York, respectively. While living and traveling there she has gained a tremendous amount of inspiration, and a strong appreciation for distinctive cultural imagery and memorable landscapes which she now uses in her art. Bernadette has worked in oils, acrylic, pastels, pencil, and encaustics.

In addition to her paintings, Bernadette has worked as a decorative painter and muralist, having executed interiors of numerous residences and restaurants in Long Island and New York, including a mural for "The Bar Below", a restaurant located in The New Yorker Hotel, a famous Art Deco landmark in Manhattan. After having lived on Long Island for 15 years, she has lived in Geneva since 2012. Her work will be on view in the Visitor Center’s second floor Exhibit Room during visiting hours.

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The volume of participants certainly exceeded expectation. An estimated 10,000 marchers gathered in Seneca Falls at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park at 10 am for  a march to stand in solidarity with women across the U.S.

Several marches and rallies were scheduled around the country. Locally, similar events took place in Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse. However, only one of those events took place in the birthplace of Women’s Rights.


FREE Workshops on New York State Preservation Grants!

Low Bridge, Everybody Down! 

Do you know of a not-for-profit or municipality that needs help getting a preservation project off the ground? From Albany (well, Schenectady) to Buffalo, the League is offering FREE info sessions on Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), the signature grant programs of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League!
Tuesday, Jan. 31 
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


At the Market Arcade Building, co-sponsored by Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and NYSCA. 
Wednesday, Feb. 1 
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Seneca Falls

At the Wesleyan Chapel, co-sponsored by the Women's Rights National Historical Park, Landmark Society of Western New York, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and NYSCA. 

Thursday, Feb. 2 
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.


At the Erie Canal Museum, co-sponsored by the City of Syracuse, Erie Canal Museum, Preservation Association of Central New York, Crawford & Stearns Architects & Preservation Planners, CNY Arts, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and NYSCA. 

Wednesday, Feb. 15
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


At the Schenectady County Public Library, co-sponsored by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and NYSCA (list in formation).

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Women March in Seneca Falls 2017 Women March

Women March in Seneca Falls 2017 is an opportunity on January 21 to participate in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington to demonstrate the strength, power, and courage of women in America. The March begins at 10am with an outdoor rally at the Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, New York, site of the first convention for women's rights held in 1848.

Marchers are asked to convene at First Amendment Declaration Park, between Visitor's Center & Wesleyan Chapel, and wear white, purple or gold hat/cap, gloves, scarves to highlight colors worn by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and activist Suffragettes as an instant means of visual recognition of their women's rights movement.

Historic Seneca Falls is the US Birthplace of Women's Rights; it was chosen for this local march by central New York organizers as a reminder to EVERY local, state, and national elected and appointed government official that women's rights activists are carrying on the political traditions of their foremothers. Organizer and event spokesperson, Melina Carnicelli, said, "As a result of the 2016 US election cycle, women are recommitted to be ever vigilant in their political activism. Women, and men, who support the hard-fought gains made over the past 150 years, are watching that rights belonging to women MUST NEVER BE DIMINISHED in our country, only uplifted. We call on all supporters of women's rights as human rights to walk with us on January 21."

Marchers will walk the five block route from First Amendment Declaration Park to First Presbyterian Church on Cayuga Street, where Alice Paul in a 1923 speech introduced what has become known as the proposed Equal Rights Amendment. A 2-hour indoor rally at the Church is free and open to all at the end of the march route. The program schedule features speakers and musical performances on political issues of deep concern to activists throughout the United States. "Call to Action" information tables by local civic groups will be located in the annex building adjacent to the Church.

Women March in Seneca Falls2017 is an inclusive march and is free to join.

Event Partners: Women's Rights National Historical Park; Friends of WRNHP; Central New York NOW Chapter; Emma Bauso Designs; Auburn Public Theater; Town of Seneca Falls, NY; First Presbyterian Church, Seneca Falls; WomanMade Products; Planned Parenthood Council of Western & Central NY; and many individuals who support this cause.

"We've chosen the path to equality; don't let them turn us around."

-Geraldine Ferraro

Women’s Rights National Historical Park Presents
“All Things Wild and Wonderful” Quilt Exhibit by Sylvia R. Apple

Seneca Falls, NY- Women’s Rights National Historical Park Presents “All Things Wild and Wonderful” an exhibit of quilts and hangings by Sylvia R. Apple January 4th, 2017 through January 31st.  The quilts in the exhibit will focus on nature and wildlife. The quilts are created using hand painting, three-dimensional piecing, and applique. Found objects and unusual fabrics add drama and life to the pieces.

Sylvia Apple is a resident of Seneca Lake, who is well known for her innovative approach to quilt design.  She is a graduate of Penn State University’s Honors Program in Integrative Art and has exhibited her work in numerous national exhibits and competitions, including a solo exhibit at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah KY.  She has worked on commissions for the White House, the William Penn Museum and numerous private and professional collections around the country.

The natural world with its mystical qualities is a major source of Ms. Apple’s imagery. Elements such as water, air, earth and fire play an important symbolic role in this imagery.  Her study abroad of ancient pictographs and stone carvings has greatly affected her visual work.  At the same time, modern artists such as Matisse and Kandinsky and Pollock inspire her. She has taught many classes and workshops around the country, but still sees herself as a student of life, as well as of art.

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