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Matilda Joslyn Gage Center

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This ol house: MJGage and Frank Baum

This historic house has five rooms---each with a different theme representing MJ Gage's... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2018
Syracuse, New York
Welcoming, and educational!

For me this was an exciting field trip, a celebration of a historical figure important to the... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Carri Y
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The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation is dedicated to educating current and future generations about Gage’s work and its power to drive contemporary social change. At the heart of our mission is the story of Matilda Joslyn Gage, a progressive visionary...more
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210 E Genesee St, Fayetteville, NY 13066-1501
+1 315-637-9511
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

This historic house has five rooms---each with a different theme representing MJ Gage's contributions to Abolition, Women's Suffrage, and Freedom of Religion (Onondaga relations) and one room devoted to her nephew Frank Baum who wrote the Wizard of Oz. The video made by friends and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

For me this was an exciting field trip, a celebration of a historical figure important to the pursuit of equality, a freethinker, and an influence on modern Goddess-worship.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carri Y
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I must have missed something. I did not learn about Gage's work with women's rights. The short film was all about restoring the home. The exhibits were on The Wizard of Oz, slavery and the underground railroad. I would have liked to have learned more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Who would have known we could be standing where the author of the Wizard of Oz lived! Some very interesting local history!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A small museum that has been restored to being quite a showplace for local history in the woman's sufferage movement

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My daughters and I loved our time at this museum! The attractive exhibits drew our attention to learn about Gage's life, her fight for women's rights, helping slaves escape, the interesting Haudenosaunee Indians and all about The Wizard of Oz. My daughters got to try...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Happy H
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Do not miss this if you have the time!! A piece of our history especially in this day and time for women. A great learning experience for all.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

What an amazing and inspiring place! Matilda Joslyn Gage has given us timeless words, and I am so thankful that her legacy is continued with the Center. Whether your passions lie with the struggles for gender equality, religious freedom, an end to human bondage, or...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank greycats
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Gage center is one of those museum experiences that touches on several areas. Matilda Gage was a leader in the women's suffrage movement, she offered up her home as a stop on the underground railroad, and she was L. Frank Baum's mother in law....More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank mayorriven
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was my second visit but won't be my last. Both times the docents focused on aspects of Gage's life that give her place in history significance. I'm sure there is more to learn. Parking is available on the street and somewhat limited because it...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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