Updated 10/09/2010 04:03 PM
Matilda Joslyn Gage Center celebrates grand opening
She was a radical and proud of it. Matilda Joslyn Gage was a key player in the abolitionist and women's rights movements. And now, for the first time ever, you can take a step back in time to experience her life. The Gage Foundation celebrates the grand opening of their new Museum dedicated to the suffragist. Videojournalist Katie Gibas captures just some of the life and accomplishments of Matilda Joslyn Gage.
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. -- She was essential to the women's rights movement, the abolitionist movement, and she was even Fayetteville's first female voter.
Now you can take a step back in time to the life of Matilda Joslyn Gage. This weekend is the grand opening of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center, which is a museum celebrating her accomplishments.
The house on East Genesee is where Gage and her family lived until her death. It was later turned into apartments and then bought by the Gage Foundation.
It's taken more than a decade to secure the funding for the project... and those who worked on the project say it's a living reminder of the long road to many of today's civil liberties.
"Her issues are still very much alive today, a little different, but still alive," said Susan Goodier, Gage Foundation Assistant Director.
There will be events throughout the weekend to celebrate the grand opening of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center... including an open house Saturday and opening ceremonies Sunday.