Museums

LibraryVisitors to Waterloo can learn about the history of Memorial Day, the founding of the village and the birth of the women’s rights movement at the village’s museums and historical sites.

http://www.wlhs-ny.org/

The Terwilliger Museum, open during the celebration weekend, illustrates the history of Waterloo from its earliest Native American residents at Skoi Yase.

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Over the Celebrate Commemorate weekend be sure to include a visit to our museum to view newly installed exhibits detailing the origins of Memorial Day in Waterloo, NY.

National Memorial Day Museum ,

The Memorial Day History Room features extensive exhibits on the major players of the Memorial Day concept, these being Henry C. Welles, Gen. John B. Murray and, of course, the venerable Gen. John A. Logan. The exhibit also highlights the 1966 Centennial in Waterloo that led to the recognition of Waterloo as the birthplace of Memorial Day. Also on display, an exhibit of historic images, poetry and prose that were generated throughout the 19th century to commemorate Memorial Day, then known as Decoration Day.

McC-HouseIn July of 1848, the M’Clintock House was the sight of the planning session for the First Women’s Rights Convention kicking off the largest social movement in American history. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and several others drafted a document they called the Declaration of Sentiments, ratified on the second day of the convention, which proclaimed that “all men and women are created equal” and women must have the right to vote. Located at 14 East Williams Street, this National Park Service site will be offering interpretive programs and costumed interpretation throughout the day.

The M’Clintock House will be open
Saturday May 28th 10:30am – 4pm
and
Sunday May 29th, from 11am – 4 p.m.
Admission is free.

Waterloo Remembers

May 27-30, 2016

150th Consecutive
Memorial Day Observance
May 30, 2016

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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...
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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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On May 30, 2016, with the Celebration completed, the Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Memor...

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