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Pittsford welcomes VoteTilla July 20 in Carpenter Park at Port of Pittsford - 2017

July 5, 2017
Event Date: 
July 20, 2017


Save the date - the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House VoteTilla honoring the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in New York State and the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal will make its way to Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford on Thursday, July 20. Pittsford Town Supervisor Bill Smith, Pittsford Village Mayor Bob Corby and Town and Village board members will welcome the VoteTilla of five canal boats, complete with re-enactors in 19th century period costume, when it arrives at 11:35am; members of the public are encouraged to attend! Historic Pittsford and the Women’s Club of Pittsford have planned a full day of activities at the park and at nearby locations to compliment activities organized by the VoteTilla Fleet committee. See the current schedule below; please note the schedule is subject to change.

All activities except the Scholars Luncheon are free and open to the public.

Thursday, July 20:

11:35 a.m.

VoteTilla arrival and welcome - Pittsford officials and community members, Historic Pittsford

Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford, 22 North Main Street

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Scholars’ Luncheon, advance tickets required (VoteTilla committee event), ticket info at

VoteTilla event at Pittsford Community Library, 24 State Street

12:00-4:00 p.m.

Children’s booth with information and activities (Women’s Club of Pittsford/Historic Pittsford event)

Carpenter Park, 22 North Main Street

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Historic Walking Tour of Schoen Place with Pittsford Village Mayor Bob Corby; meet at Veterans Monument

Carpenter Park, 22 North Main Street

1:30 p.m.

Author Pat Gorthy “Peppermint Summer” book signing (Historic Pittsford event)

Historic Pittsford Little House, 18 Monroe Avenue (next to the Fire House)

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Author Ken Florey discussion and book signing (Historic Pittsford event)

Village Hall, 21 North Main Street (across from the park)

3:30 p.m.

“A Time in the Life of Frederick Douglass, Shields Green, and a Woman Called Moses” presentation by Akwaaba (VoteTilla committee event)

Carpenter Park gazebo, 22 North Main Street

4:00-5:00 p.m.

“A Union in Fact, a Union in Spirit” re-enactors (VoteTilla committee event)

Carpenter Park gazebo

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Smugtown Stompers musical performance

Carpenter Park gazebo

7:00-8:30 p.m.

Susan B. Anthony discussion/portrayal by Jeanne Gehret (Pittsford Community Library event)

Pittsford Community Library, 24 State Street

Friday, July 21:

9:00 a.m. VoteTilla leaves Pittsford

Check back for more details as the date approaches - Historic Pittsford will be posting updated details on their website; VoteTilla activities information can be found at