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New York

Women’s Suffrage: Fighting for the Vote in New York State

Journey to the homeland of the American Women’s Suffrage Movement to learn about some of the most influential Suffragists and visit important landmarks of the fight for equal rights.
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Program No. 23474RJ
Length
6 days
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1,499
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5 B 4 L 4 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Rochester, NY
D
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: After you have your room assignment, join us at the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing the up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, other important information, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Travel will be by motorcoach unless noted otherwise. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful, rewarding, and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: At the hotel, we will have a plated and served meal with coffee, tea, water included.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
2
Lectures, Mount Hope Cemetery
Rochester, NY
B,L,D
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown

Activity note: Getting on/off motorcoach. Walking over a mile at Mount Hope Cemetery. This cemetery is not handicapped accessible and includes walking along gravel paths, hills, & uneven ground.

Breakfast: At the hotel, we’ll choose what we like from the breakfast buffet with coffee, tea, water included.

Morning: Our first lecture will be an introduction to the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S. We’ll learn how and why New York became the focal point for the advancement of women’s rights. After a break, we’ll explore how Seneca women served as role models to American Suffragists in their fight for equal rights.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: The day continues with a visit to Mt. Hope Cemetery. Founded in 1838, it is one of the country’s oldest municipal rural cemeteries, and also the final resting place of Susan B. Anthony. With an expert, we’ll walk in her footsteps that led to our 19th amendment, and meet many other trailblazing women along the way. We’ll then return to the hotel.

Dinner: Plated hotel meal.

Evening: We’ll wind down for the evening with a film on women’s suffrage during the late 1800s and early 1900s, followed by a group discussion on the representation and portrayal of women’s suffrage in media.

DAY
3
Seneca Art & Culture Center, Susan B. Anthony House
Rochester, NY
B,L,D
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown

Activity note: Walking about 2 miles. Walking on flat, paved city side walks. Climbing 2 flights of stairs at Susan B. Anthony House. Getting on/off motorcoach.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We’ll start our day by boarding the motorcoach for a visit to the Seneca Arts & Culture Center, where we will delve deeper into the relationship between the Seneca and American women, with a local expert. The Seneca Arts & Culture works to preserve and exhibit Seneca and Iroquois contributions to art, culture, and society for more than 2000 years to present day.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon, we will take a field trip to the Susan B. Anthony House and learn about the life, work, and legacy of Susan B. Anthony from local experts. Here we will also receive a private lecture from a member of the staff at the Susan B. Anthony House We’ll then return to the hotel.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Evening: At the hotel, we will meet a leader of the suffrage movement through a historical reenactment after dinner.

DAY
4
Race & Women's Suffrage, High Falls Walk
Rochester, NY
B,L
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown

Activity note: Walking up to 3 miles on neighborhood walk. Paved, flat city side walks.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: For today’s lecture, we will examine the complex intersectionality of race and women’s suffrage, learn more about the women of color who joined the fight, and parallels between gender and racial inequality. After our lecture, we will head out on a walking tour of our neighborhood. The High Falls. The High Falls feature three different waterfalls that run through the city of Rochester. With a local expert, we will explore Brown's Race. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this area is home to some of the 19th century manufacturing factories that helped put Rochester on the map.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Free Time. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Dinner: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
5
Women’s Rights Nat’l Historical Park, Women’s Hall of Fame
Rochester, NY
B,L,D
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown

Activity note: Walking up to 2 miles. Climbing flights of stairs in historical homes. Getting on/off motorcoach with roughly one hour drive time to Seneca Falls, NY.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet.

Morning: We’ll begin the day with a field trip to the Harriet Tubman Home. In 1859, ten years after escaping to freedom, Harriet Tubman purchased this parcel of land where she would continue her dedication to service and equality. We’ll learn more about Harriet’s contributions to the suffrage movement with an expert-led trip. Next we will take a visit to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park with a local expert. Here, we will explore the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, known as the Center of the Rebellion, and home of the primary author of the Declaration of Sentiments. We will also see the Wesleyan Chapel, location of the first women’s rights conventions in 1848.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: After lunch, we’ll continue onto the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Established in 1969, the National Women’s Hall of Fame was established to recognize and celebrate the contributions of American women in our history.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Evening: After returning to the hotel, the remainder of the evening is at leisure. Prepare for departures.

DAY
6
Program Concludes
Rochester, NY
B

Activity note: Hotel check-out by 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: Hotel buffet. This concludes our program.

Morning: If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on another rewarding program in the future. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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