Overall Events & Exhibits offered-May 2017

Waterloo Memorial Day Celebration

Celebrate/Commemorate hosts many village-wide events and exhibits.

2017 Celebrate Commemorate Parade May 27th

Waterloo Remembers Parade Chair - Sarah Smolinski    315.745.9928    sarahemcmaster@yahoo.com Everyone is welcome to join us once again for ...
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UPDATED Living History and Civil War Dignitary Event Schedule

There have been a few revisions in the Living History Schedule as this event continues to evolve.  Please see the ...
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Civil War Ball May 14th at the Holiday Inn Waterloo

Tonights Civil War Ball was well attended and the dresses and outfits were amazing.  You can see in these photos ...
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President Theodore Roosevelt (Gib Young)

Always a popular visitor, Gib Young as Teddy Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, will return to the M’Clintock house at 1pm ...
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Wednesday Concert in the Park Series

It was a beautiful night at Lafayette Park in Waterloo with families enjoying the music by The Cool Club. Special ...
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“Our Great Heritage” To Be Performed For 150th Celebration, May 5th

Ever wonder how Waterloo came to hold its first Memorial Day observance that led to the village becoming the official ...
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The trains are back! The trains will make 1.5-hour trips to the village of Cayuga and return

Always a popular feature, the passenger trains have returned to Celebrate Commemorate.  Waterloo Rotary Club will sponsor this year’s train ...
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Schedules – Applications – Maps available

If you are looking for a Schedule of Events, Event Map or 5k Race Map, or need an  Application for ...
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150th FREEDOM PARADE BIGGER, BETTER THAN EVER, May 28th 11:00 a.m.

The Freedom Parade on Saturday, May 28 is always one of the highlights of Celebrate Commemorate. And this year’s parade ...
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Ed and Laurel Callahan to receive Henry C. Welles Award, May 27, 2016, 6:00 to 7:00 PM in Fatzinger Hall

They are familiar sights around town – she in her baseball cap, he in his sweat pants and baggy sweatshirt.  ...
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SHADMAN TO PRESENT CD THE 148th, THEY MARCHED ON RICHMOND AT CELEBRATE COMMEMORATE

George Shadman will sign his CD " THE 148th,THEY MARCHED ON RICHMOND" at Celebrate Commemorate Living History Events.The Certificate that he ...
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MEET PRESIDENTS, DIGNITARIES AT PUBLIC PRESS CONFERENCE

Have you ever wished that you could talk to President Abraham Lincoln? Do you wonder what Generals Grant and Lee ...
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RECONCILIATION EVENT AT AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL REUNITES NORTH, SOUTH

A special ceremony at the American Civil War Memorial will seek to “bind the wounds of war,” reuniting the north ...
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BUSCH NASCAR FEATURED AT WHEELS ON MAIN STREET

From speedy race cars to trucks and farm tractors, from Woodies to lovingly restored classics, you can see it all ...
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“Bullis Bulletin” 1pm, May 21st in Fatzinger Hall – above the Library

The play is called the "Bullis Bulletin" and is about John Lapham Bullis who was a Quaker from Macedon, NY ...
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Guest Speaker, Brian Stratton – Director of the New York State Canal Corporation

Brian U. Stratton was appointed Director of the New York State Canal Corporation in April 2011, to oversee the operation ...
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ESSAYS & POSTERS BY WATERLOO STUDENTS ON VILLAGE’S HERITAGE

There is a saying, "Home is where your story begins..." For many years, the Waterloo Central School District and its ...
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CULINARY TENT A TASTY STOP

Cooperative Extension Nutrition Resource Educator Mo Tidball and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the Culinary Tent in 2013.    Photo ...
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Guest Speaker Lieutenant Colonel Anthony J. Struzik Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel Anthony J. Struzik Jr. is a resident of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and native of Waterloo, New York. He is ...
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Rochester in Focus: April 3, 2016

Many thanks to Caren Cleaveland & Debbie Abbey for taking the time to go to WHEC in Rochester and talk ...
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2nd Annual Veterans’ Breakfast, Saturday, May 21st at 8:00 am Waterloo Baptist Church

The price of lasting peace has been paid by Veterans like you. With heartfelt appreciation, please join us. Our guest ...
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The Civil War Taught Us Embalming See Donald William on Oak Island

Donald Williams lives locally and currently retired. He has always had a strong interest of American history and is a ...
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The Cool Club May – 11th 6-8 pm LaFayette Park

The Cool Club, from the Finger Lakes area of New York State, enthusiastically plays a variety of music including jazz, ...
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…the final hours The Last Full Measure

Join us as we welcome Fritz Klein, one of the nation’s preeminent Abraham Lincoln portrayers, for his magnificent performance of, ...
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Knight Patrol – Sunday May 29th at 4pm in Lafayette park

A classic hard rock band formed in early 2011, covering bands such as Guns and Roses, Judas Priest, Loverboy, Van ...
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Key Dreamers – Jimmy Buffet Style, Saturday 3pm in Lafayette Park

We are a Victor / Farmington based duet comprised of bass and acoustic guitar, performing a mix of new and ...
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Candy Tasting and Double Book Signing – “The History of Candy and Who Ate It” & “Seneca County and the Civil War” May 12th at the Gridley Inn

The History of Candy and Who Ate It The Gridley Inn will be hosting a Historic Candy Tasting by Author, ...
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Historical Fashion Show Women’s Rights to Grand Victorian – Saturday May 14, 2:00 pm

From bustles to bloomers, panniers to fishtails; morning dresses to mourning gowns, and crinoline cages to iron maiden corsets, in ...
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Civil War Ball – Saturday May 14th 7:00pm Waterloo Holiday Inn

It gives us great pleasure to bring you a Civil War Era Ball, full of excellent historic value, complete with ...
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Sojourner Truth Presented by Carolyn Evans Saturday, May 28th

Quotes of Sojourner Truth: If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and ...
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General and Mrs. Grant to Visit Waterloo for their 150th

Our belief is that our interpretation, education, and performances are of the utmost importance to interpret the Grants to the ...
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General Robert E. Lee

Norman Joy takes you back in time to find out what was on the mind of the Commanding General of ...
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Fritz Klein as President Abraham Lincoln May 27th-30th

Klein's portrayal of Lincoln brings this American icon to life. He bears a striking physical resemblance to Lincoln. His programs are ...
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Alexander Gardner Grocer, Jeweler, Publisher, Philanthropist, and Premier Civil War Photographer

Born in Scotland in 1821, Alexander Gardner worked in the grocery business with his family, apprenticed as a jeweler, became ...
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Celebrate Parade – Saturday May 28th 11:00am

Waterloo Remembers Parade Co-Chairs - Kaaren Gerlach, 315-539-2927 or 315-651-7726  and Doris Wolf, 1229 Birdsey Road, Waterloo 539-8302 or 315-246-7580 wolfdoris2@gmail.com Dear ...
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Waterloo ExtravaCANza – Sat. May 28 Sunday, May 29

You can help the Waterloo Rotary Club fight hunger locally by joining us in a little friendly competition called EXTRAVA"CAN"ZA ...
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5K Walk Run – New Course!

New Course!  If you liked the old course, you will love the new one which winds through historic Waterloo. New ...
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Wednesday May 25th, 6:00pm Concert in LaFayette Park – Seneca Falls Community Band Brass Quintet

What could be better on a beautiful spring evening than the sounds of our country's heritage floating on a soft, ...
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Calendar of Events for May 2016

This calendar provides an overview of the events that will take place during the month of May, in addition to the events that ...
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Veterans Breakfast – Saturday, May 21st 8:00 am at the Waterloo Baptist Church, 2701 Route 96 South

Pastor – Dave Underwood This event is open to veterans & their "others." 8:00 am at the Waterloo Baptist Church, 2701 ...
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Civil War Field Hospital and it’s Presenters

"My father objected to my going, but I said, "You have given your boys to die for their country; now ...
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White House China

This China will be on display at the Memorial Day Museum from 12-5 pm, Monday-Saturday during the month of May, ...
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Plein Air Painting

Again this year..... Plein aire painting session for Saturday, May 28, 2016 Be part of this momentous occasion by participating in ...
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May 30th Commemoration

WATERLOO REMEMBERS SOLDIERS' SACRIFICES IN 150th ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION Following the weekend of celebration, the Birthplace of Memorial Day ...
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Canal Tours

Finger Lakes Water Adventures will offer tours on the Cayuga Seneca Canal on Saturday and Sunday. The tours will last ...
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Horse and Wagon Tours

At Oak Island, youngsters and their parents are invited to take a ride in a Stage coach pulled by a ...
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Kids Korner

The popular Kids Korner returns at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, with games for prizes for the children Celebrate Commemorate ...
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Food for Everyone!

The always-popular Patriot Pizza Eating Contest will again be featured at Celebrate/Commemorate. The fun begins at 4:00pm. Saturday, May 28th, ...
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Waterloo Remembers

May 26-28, 2017

151st Consecutive
Memorial Day Observance
May 30, 2017

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Girl Scout leader and committee member Sarah Smolinski and Daisy scout Delaney McDonald representing Troop 40195 collected toys and canned goods that were donated to the less fortunate at Christmas time. The Celebrate Commemorate Committee also donated canned goods as an alternative to exchanging gifts at our annual Christmas meeting/dinner party on December 7th, 2016 ... See MoreSee Less

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Some highlights from Saturday: Stamp Cancellation, Children's entertainment, Train rides, Plein Aire Painting, Boat Rides, History Tour, Living History Encampement, Press Conference, ExtravaCANza, ACWM Reconciliation Event...
Photos by Darlene Duprey, Duprey Video Productions.

Tribute to the Fallen 5 K Race - Photos by Erin and Lori Photography
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Some highlights from Saturday: Stamp Cancellation, Children's entertainment, Train rides, Plein Aire...

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Friday, May 27, 2016, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War hosted a reception for Allied Orders and Special Guests at the Gridley Inn to kick off the weekends events. The evening continued at Fatzinger Hall where the Waterloo Library and Historical Society sponsored a reception for the Henry C. Welles Award winners, Ed and Laurel Callahan. The evening ended with the American Civil War Memorial Illumination and Remembrance Ceremony.

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Friday, May 27, 2016, the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War hosted a reception for Allied...

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The 150th Anniversary of Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies held on May 30, 2016 in Waterloo, NY.

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The traditional Memorial Day Parade was held in Waterloo, NY on May 30, 2016, commemorating the 150t...

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