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Open to the public.


Saturday, July 18, 2020
12 N. Park St.
Seneca Falls, NY
 

Cost: $20 per person
Attendees must register in advance!

Registration opens February 17, 2020.

 

This special celebration commemorates the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting American women the right to vote—a right known as women’s suffrage. We will honor the impact of the suffrage movement in New York State while celebrating how girls of today carry the torch of equal rights through civic engagement. Participating in this extraordinary event gives girls the opportunity to not only learn about past achievements made by women, but also empowers them to speak up, take action and advocate for issues they are passionate about in today’s world.

The event schedule is girl-led and allows girls to pick and choose which sessions and activities they wish to attend. (Please note: all sessions require pre-registration due to limited seating capacity.)

The convention features speakers and programs on equality, leadership, empowerment, history of women’s rights, the suffrage movement and the Girl Scout Movement. 

Highlights include:

  • Three Programs Facilitated by the Alice Paul Institute
    The Alice Paul Institute educates the public about the life and work of Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) and offers heritage and girls' leadership development programs at Paulsdale, her home and a National Historic Landmark. Alice Paul led the final fight to get women the vote and wrote the Equal Rights Amendment. We honor her legacy as a role model of leadership in the continuing quest for equality.
  • Special Performance by Living Voices About the Suffrage Movement
    Living Voices is an educational theatre company that combines dynamic performance and archival film to bring life to history!
  • Breakout Sessions with Global Action Award Members
    The GSNYPENN team will work with attendees to help them earn their Girl Scout Global Action Award.
  • Meet Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    Melinda Grube, PhD, a descendant of a Seneca Falls abolitionist family, has followed an educational path inspired by women’s rights history. Dr. Grube is an adjunct lecturer of history at Cayuga Community College and has portrayed Ms. Stanton for educational programs, lectures and events in Seneca Falls and throughout New York State for more than a decade.

 

Plan Your Visit to Seneca Falls 

Overnight Accommodations
  • Make your own arrangements at local hotels, a bed and breakfast, etc., in the area.
  • Limited overnight camping at Pete’s Area, Cayuga Lake State Park, $2 per person (select during online event registration) 
Parking
  • Due to event space needs, onsite parking will not be available at 12 N. Park St.
  • Limited parking available at Frank Knight Elementary School, 98 Clinton St.
  • Limited bussing available from Frank Knight Elementary School to event
  • Two-hour on-street parking available in designated areas; please abide by parking laws, ticketing will be enforced by law enforcement
Meals
  • Attendees are encouraged to pack their own food. Seneca Falls will be extremely busy this weekend during its annual Convention Days.
  • There are a limited number of restaurants in Seneca Falls that offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. (See FAQs below.) 

Additional Resources

*Refund policy: No refunds will be given.

*This event will be photographed and/or filmed by GSNYPENN and authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by these entities.    

Still have questions? Contact GSNYPENN Customer Care at 1.855.213.8555 or info@gsnypenn.org .


FAQs

Local Restaurants
Bathrooms
  • Two sets of bathrooms are located on the first floor of the Academy Square Office Park and on the basement level near the elevator.
  • The Presbyterian Church has one bathroom.
  • Seneca Falls Library has two sets of bathrooms.
  • The Methodist Church has a bathroom on the first floor and another in the basement.    
Water Refill Stations
  • GSNYPENN office, Academy Square Office Park Basement
  • Presbyterian Church Basement
  • Seneca Falls Library

 

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