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Full-scale working replica of an 1862 canal schooner will visit Newark

Lois McClure, a full-scale working replica of an 1862 canal schooner will be visiting Newark! On Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd visitors may tour Lois McClure from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This beautiful vessel was constructed over a three year period by Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and was launched in 2004, bringing the rich history of the... more

Induction into National Women’s HOF set for September 16th

In celebration of the 100th year anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote in New York, The National Women’s Hall of Fame will host a weekend celebrating the achievements of American Women in the birthplace of the Women’s Rights movement in the U.S. The highlight of the weekend is the induction of ten women for their historic achievement into the Hall... more

Sauerkraut Weekend continues with fireworks tonight in Phelps

Despite less than perfect weather, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend kicked off its 47th year August 4th with an afternoon of activities for the entire family. The cabbage head decorating contest brought in several creative entries with first place going to Lily Westcott in the 6 to 8 age range with her Minnie Mouse creation. The day also included food and... more

Sauerkraut Weekend continues with fireworks tonight in Phelps

Despite less than perfect weather, the Phelps Sauerkraut Weekend kicked off its 47th year August 4th with an afternoon of activities for the entire family. The cabbage head decorating contest brought in several creative entries with first place going to Lily Westcott in the 6 to 8 age range with her Minnie Mouse creation. The day also included food and... more

JUST SAYING: Erie Canal celebrating milestone with many others

First, in May 2017 many people enjoy watching the Genesee Beer Tanks arrive through many communities on the Erie Canal from the Hudson to Rochester, NY. What an experience that will be talked about for many years. It brought community people together to enjoy not only the experience, but enjoying a fun day with friends and new friends. June, July... more

Taste of Wayne County, VoteTilla draws over 800 to Newark

Organizers are still counting, but it’s anticipated that over 800 people attended the first ever Taste of Wayne County event as Newark welcomed the VoteTilla to the village yesterday afternoon, July 18th. “It was successful beyond our imagination,” Mayor Jonathan Taylor said, adding, “Absolutely!” when asked if they will hold the event again next year. The event brought vendors from... more

Newly furnished Elizabeth Cady Stanton and M’Clintock houses open doors

Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to announce the opening of the newly furnished Elizabeth Cady Stanton and M’Clintock houses. During Stanton’s time in Seneca Falls, she lived in her home for 15 years. During this time she frequently hosted important civil rights leaders such as Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Gerrit Smith, Lucretia Mott, and a host of... more

200 years ago: Work on Erie Canal began and changed history

This Fourth of July marks the 200th anniversary of the ceremonial first digging for the construction of the Erie Canal, a 363-mile waterway that would change history. The groundbreaking was held July 4, 1817, in a field in Rome, in central New York. Construction of the canal was begun a few days later at a location nearby. Workers equipped with... more

VoteTilla to get a Taste of Wayne County at Newark event

The VoteTilla will arrive in Wayne County on Monday, July 17th as part of a week-long navigational celebrating 100 years of women’s voices and votes in New York State that will take place along the Erie Canal. With a core of five rented, 10-passenger, canal packet boats, VoteTilla will set out from Seneca Falls and travel to Rochester, finishing the... more
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