Speak to the Light: Two Centuries of Women's History in the Finger Lakes

Jun
28
2019
Jun
29
2019
09:00 am
11:00 am

The first day of the conference, to be held at the Hampton Inn in Penn Yan, will include: Public Universal Friend, portrayed by Anita Gaston; Dr. Paul Moyers, author of the Public Universal Friend; Dr. Melissa Grube on Lucretia Mott and the influence of Quaker women on the women's rights movement; Dr. Jenny Lloyd on Antoinette Brown Blackwell, the first ordained female minister in the US; Ganondagan Historic Site lecturer on the Haudenosaunee culture's influence on the women's rights movement; Marjory Perez on women involved in the Underground Railroad; and Peter Evans on the Fox Sisters and Spiritualism.

Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner on her anthology Women's Suffrage is keynote speaker at the evening banquet at Top of the Lake restaurant.

Saturday, attendees can view the permanent exhibit on the Public Universal Friend at Yates County History Center, enjoy a lunch at the museum and then embark on a bus tour of historic sites in Yates County, including women's suffrage sites.

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