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Place Category: MuseumPlace Tags: 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary and Places in NY

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    The interactive, engaging museum is unusual as the woman who lived here, Matilda Joslyn Gage. Gage was one of the suffragists movement leaders during the 19th century, as well as an activist for minority rights and abolitionist.
    This museum was her house, in here, particularly in the Women’s Rights Room, she met with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, discussed movement next steps, co-wrote most of the NWSA documents, and co-edited the first three volumes of the six-volume “History of Woman Suffrage” (1881-1887).
    In the Family Parlor Oz Room, she encouraged, contributed, and inspired her son-in-law Lyman Frank Baum to publish his Oz books.
    The house was also part of the Underground Railroad, and hidden locations can be seen there. Each room has a piece of history to share. All the items in the exhibits are touchable. You may bring food and drinks, use the furniture or the piano, play in 19th-century toys, and even write Gage a message on the special wall.

    Women's History: Matilda Joslyn Gage's role in Suffrage, Abolition, and Native American rights

    Humanities New York is dedicated to celebrating the women's history, from the Suffrage Movement to the Women's March. Most often our programming is developed with community partners. For these shorts we partnered with WCNY, who is running them in Central New York.
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    Address: 210 E. Genesee Street, Fayetteville, NY
    Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30-2:30. Monday night - 4 PM - 8 PM, First and last Saturday of every month, 10 AM - 3 PM. It is recommended to call in advance to make sure the house is open for visitors - 315-637-9511
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  • Photo credit - The Matilda Joslyn Gage Center