Suffrage Centennial: Erie Canal VoteTilla Launches


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votetillaVoteTilla set out from Seneca Falls on July 17 at 10 am, traveling the Erie Canal towards its first landing at Clyde, NY at 3:45 pm.

Scheduled events in Clyde included an official welcome from local dignitaries and a Community Picnic with a Bluegrass Band and VoteTilla Reenactors performing “Roots of Social Reform.”

On Tuesday, July 18, VoteTilla will depart Clyde at 9 am and travel to Lyons, arriving at 11 am, where the town has scheduled several community events. For a full listing of daily VoteTilla events through the week, click here.

VoteTilla, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State, takes place on the Erie Canal, with a core of five canal boats, and will be followed up by a weekend of events in Rochester, including the inaugural ROC Women’s Music Festival 5 to 10 pm on July 21, the Suffragist City Parade and Celebration starting at 10 am on July 22.

Click here to learn more about this celebration of the centennial of women winning the right to vote in New York State, including a complete itinerary.

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