Schedule of Events

This schedule  is subject to change.

Leaving Seneca Falls on Monday, July 17 and arriving in Rochester on Friday, July 21, the VoteTilla boats will dock at several towns and villages along the canal.

You are invited to join us in the celebration by coming to watch our boats, watching a reenactment, or joining us for a program. If you want to view our boats as they pass, the NYS Canal System map is an excellent resource, with  NYS Thruway exits and nearby lodging listed.

The “Last Mile” of the route to the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will be celebrated with a parade on Saturday, July 22.

Click to download the VoteTilla Notice to boaters.

If you would like to read the speeches presented at VoteTilla, and more, visit the Historic Speeches page

Monday, July 17

10 am —Depart Seneca Falls
3:45pm—Arrive Clyde – Landing address is  1 Meadow Street, 14433
•4:15— Official Welcome
• 4:30 – Carol Faulkner book signing (near the picnic area)
• 5:30-6:30pm Community Picnic
• 6:00-7:00pm Bluegrass Band
• 7:00- 8:00 VoteTilla Reenactors Programming “Roots of Social Reform”; Location: Grass by the pavilion

Scholar in Residence: Ann D. Gordon
Monday’s Featured Scholar: Carol Faulkner
Click here for Scholars’ Bios

Tuesday, July 18 

9am— Depart Clyde
11:05am—Arrive Lyons . Landing address is  23 Water Street, 14489
• 11:15am-12:15pm – Program at the Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum
• 1:00-1:30—Program at Ohmann Theater *Free to the public – Reenactment of  a 1903 Susan B. Anthony speech to the National Grange Convention in Syracuse, NY

1:45pm—Depart Lyons
2:25 pm  – Exit Lock E 27
3:05 pm  – Exit Lock E 28A
4:15 pm  –  Exit Lock E 28B
4:35pm—Arrive Newark.  Landing address is 199 Van Buren Street, 14513
• 4:30-8:30pm—Taste of Wayne County *ticketed event
• 5:15-6pm  VoteTilla Reenactors Programming “Strategies for Reform”; Location: “Soap Box” orators at the landing site 
• 6:30-7:30pm –“Inez: The Suffrage Herald” one-woman show on Inez Mulholland by actress Melissa Jessel, Bristol Valley Theatre at the Newark Garden Hotel Banquet Room,  NOTE: time may change
• 6:00-8:30pm— band “Frankie and Jewels” (country & classic rock)

Scholar in Residence: Ann D. Gordon
Tuesday’s Featured Scholar: Karen Pastorello
Click here for Scholars’ Bios

Wednesday, July 19

9am—Depart Newark
10:45—Arrive Palmyra.  (Landing address is 100 Division Street, 14522)
• Festivities but no formal programming; reenactors at site
12:30pm—Depart Palmyra
1:25 pm—Exit Lock E 29
2:00pm —Arrive Lock E30 – “Macedon and Women’s Rights” 30 min. poster session near Lock 30;  Whistle stop
4:00—Arrive Fairport   (Landing address is 400 Packets Landing, 14454)
• 6:15-7:00 VoteTilla Reenactors Programming “Belief, Conscience, Power”;  Location: area near Gazebo
• 7:00-9:00pm —Open Museum, Perrin Street

Fairport community presentations are scheduled throughout the evening

Scholar in Residence: Ann D. Gordon
Wednesday’s Featured Scholar: Susan Goodier
Click here for Scholars’ Bios

Thursday—July 20

Update —  In the event of rain this afternoon, The First Presbyterian Church (21 Church Street, Pittsford NY 14534) will be used for the reenactment program.

10am—Depart Fairport
11:35—Arrive Pittsford (Landing address is 24 State Street (Library), 14534)
• 12noon-2pm—Scholars Luncheon with Tamar Carroll, Christine Kray, and Hinda Mandell: Nasty Women and Bad Hombres: Historicizing the 2016 Presidential Election, Pittsford Library, *ticketed event . 

• 3:30 AKWAABA Reenactment: “A Time in the Life of FrederickDouglass, Shields Green, and A Woman Called ‘Moses’”
• 4:00-5:00 VoteTilla Reenactors Programming  “A union in fact, a union in spirit”
• 5:00-7:00pm—Smugtown Stompers (Gazebo)

Historic Pittsford programming takes place throughout the afternoon and evening, including children’s programming, book signings, and voter registration.

Scholar in Residence: Ann D. Gordon
Click here for Scholars’ Bios

Day Five  Friday, July 21

9am—Depart Pittsford
9:55am—Exit Lock E32
10:40am—Exit Lock E33
11:35am—Arrive at Genesee River Junction
11:45 – 12:00 Airplane flyover with banner “VOTES FOR WOMEN”
1:30pm—Arrive Corn Hill Landing
(Landing address   288 Exchange Blvd. Rochester, NY 14608)
1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. – Guided tours of “Because of Women Like Her…Winning the Vote in New York State,” Woman Suffrage Centennial Exhibition, Harold Hacker Hall, Rundel Memorial Building, Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, 115 South Ave. Tours leave from the brick courtyard next to West Edge Restaurant’s patio, Corn Hill Landing.
• 1:30 p.m. Corn Hill Greets the Fleet – VoteTilla concludes its weeklong navigational celebration of women’s voices and votes when it arrives in Rochester, Corn Hill Landing. Music by Coreopia; welcoming remarks by Kathy Hodges, First Vice Regent, Irondequoit Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, City Historian Christine Ridarsky, and Corn Hill Historian Jim DeVinney.
• 2:00-3:00pm— VoteTilla Reenactors Programming;  Location: Corn Hill Landing
• 3:00 AKWAABA Reenactment:  “Cargo. . . No Loss or Damage”
• 4:00pm— Telos Trio at Corn Hill Landing Site

5:00–10:00pm– City of Rochester ROC Women’s Music Fest, Concert at Parcel 5, Musical acts Meshell Ndegeocello, MC Lyte, Joan Osborne, Mikaela Davis, and Teagan and the Tweeds will take the stage;  food trucks on site.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the event or through

Scholar in Residence: Ann D. Gordon
Friday’s Featured Scholar: Victoria Wolcott
Click here for Scholars’ Bios

Day Six  Saturday, July 22

10:30am—Because of Women Like Her Parade: The “Last Mile” of the route to the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House will be celebrated with a parade.  [Registration required for groups or individuals marching—Registration closes Midnight, July 10] 11:15— Suffragist City Celebration “Pass by and get on with the work”

• Food truck(s) on site

• 12:30 pm Stool Ball in the Park Genesee Country Village Women’s Baseball Team

•1:00pm in SBAH&M Carriage House:
World premier of Election Day 2016 – A collaborative short documentary film by Rochester Documentary Filmmakers Group

• 2:00–2:30 pm: Blanch Stuart Scott reenactor Judy Stiles will present a 15-minute program, followed by Q&A.

•2:30–3:00 pm in SBAH&M Carriage House: Presentation and book signing with Julie Cummins, author of Tomboy of the Air: Daredevil Pilot Blanche Stuart Scott; Women Explorers; and Women Daredevils.

•3:00 pm in SBAH&M Carriage House: Documentary screening “Election Day 2016” – A collaborative short documentary film by Rochester Documentary Filmmakers Group

3:00-5:00pm Forward into Light, Old Songs folk-theater performance which tells the story of American and NYS women’s suffrage in song and narrative. Under the big tent in park, reserved seat $20 (Photos, Videos, and Press Release here!) Purchase tickets here.

Day Seven  Sunday, July 23

10:00 amAn Equal Right to Act: Remembering the Rochester Woman’s Right Convention of 1848. First Unitarian Church,  220 Winton Rd., Rochester

12 – 4 p.m. AAUW Suffrage Centennial Picnic, Perkins Mansion, 494 East Ave. Fried chicken, salads, cakes, and pie. Music and costumed historical reenactors, including Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Frederick Douglass. All are welcome! Share stories of family suffragists and ring the Remembrance Bell in honor of their legacy. Tour the mansion and view a display of suffrage memorabilia, including buttons, newspaper articles, photos, books on the history of suffrage, and a suffrage cartoon collections. Tickets available at $10 adults, $5 children, $5 tours.



The VoteTilla celebration immediately follows both the July 4 Bicentennial Celebration of the New York State Canals and the July 15-16 Convention Days weekend in Seneca Falls.