Seneca Falls, N.Y.- Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry and Women's Rights National Historical Park are partnering to bring Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian, to Seneca Falls to present his program titled, The Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls-Waterloo Area. The presentation will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 1:00 pm in Women's Rights National Historical Park's Guntzel Theater.

The Seneca Falls-Waterloo area was a hotbed of anti-slavery activism in the years preceding the Civil War. While certainly not all area residents were anti-slavery in their beliefs, active individuals and groups were doing as much as they could to support abolitionism. Who were these people? Was there a connection between the abolition movement and the evolving women's rights movement?

Gable will show how this activism was a logical outgrowth of the economic transformation taking place in the area and the reforming zeal evolving out of the Second Great Awakening. Gable's talk is fueled by information uncovered in the 2005-06 Cultural Resources Survey of the Underground Railroad in Seneca County sponsored by the Seneca County Historian's Office and funded by a Preserve New York grant from the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Humanities.

We hope you join us for this fascinating look at our nation's history which occurred here in our local communities.

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