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Gage Center to host reading of 'Declaration of the Rights of Women'

— The Matilda Joslyn Gage Center, located at 210 E. Genesee St. in Fayetteville, will host a shared reading of the “Declaration of the Rights of Women” at noon July 4.

Pamela Poulin will dress up as Gage and lead the reading of the declaration, which Gage wrote with her friend and colleague, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, despite the threat of arrest, for the Fourth of July 1876 Centennial celebration in Philadelphia.  

After the reading, a brass band will perform and will accompany a singing of “Our Battle Hymn of the Suffragists.”

Attendees are welcome to tour the Gage home, and partake in an “Old-fashioned Ice Cream Social” with fresh strawberries, and 19th-century children’s games on the back lawn.

The suggested donation for the event is $5 to $10. Parking is available in the United Church of Fayetteville parking lot off Walnut Street. Handicap parking and entrance is on Walnut Street.

For more information, email foundation@matildajoslyngage.org, call 637-9511 or visit the Gage center online.

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