Handmade Christmas cards exchanged by Woodstock artists of the 1920s through the 1970s were on display at the 2013 Historical Society of Woodstock holiday open house. What warmth, humor, and good spirits they evoke, and how they bring to life the distinct personalities of their free-thought creators!
The whole town celebrated this evening. Hot cider and treats were offered at most stores. Mill Hill Road and Tinker Street (one and the same, N.Y. Route 212) were bustling. A menorah was lit on the green near the Christmas tree, and music, as always, could be heard. At the Historical Society, Little Old Woodstock was reunited with its most heart-felt self. (Read on.)
Now we’re developing a wish list for the holiday season. We’re asking for lots of funding to develop a women’s history trail in New York State and to prepare a worthy celebration of the 2017 women’s suffrage victory in New York State that turned the tide for women voting nationwide.
COVERAGE OF THE 2013 BLOGGING TOUR continues. Marguerite Kearns and I are inspired by the material we’re still studying since our return from a trip through the cradle of the women’s rights movement in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. We had a great time and continue to share the experience with you.
Seneca Falls, NY is attracting all sorts of visitors, and we’re studying Susan B. Anthony’s life in Rochester, plus a historic Quaker Meeting House that’s being restored in Farmington. http://farmingtonmeetinghouse.org There’s much more to come as we study women’s heritage trails and the obstacles in the road.