The League of Women Voters of Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties is sponsoring a May 2 motor coach tour to two historic sites in Central New York in honor of the women who worked diligently to obtain the right to vote. The tour is open to all and limited to 50 people.
The first destination will be the Matilda Joslyn Gage Justice Center in Fayetteville. Gage, a 19th century suffragist, a Native American rights activist, an abolitionist, a free thinker and a prolific writer, is considered to be one of the most radical, far-sighted and articulate early feminists.
The second destination will be the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, which celebrates the origins and history of the American women’s rights movement. Tour goers will be able to stop in the Wesleyan Chapel, where the 1848 Declaration of Sentiments that proclaimed “all men and women are equal” was adopted.
The $50 fee includes transportation and admission to both sites. Travelers are on their own for meal purchases.
The bus will pick up passengers at two sites: First, at 7 a.m. from Covered Wagon Tours, near Olean Center Mall, at 7 a.m., and at the Almond Historical Society, 7 N. Main St., at 7:45 a.m. Approximate return times are 8:15 p.m. in Almond and 9 p.m. in Olean.
Reservations must be made by March 27 by phoning Vicki Cocca at 716-379-8070 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment is due by April 10. Checks should be made payable to the League of Women Voters of Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties,