Dietrich Theater plans bus trip to Seneca Falls, N.Y. from Tunkhannock

For Abington Journal | September 28th, 2015 12:12 pm

TUNKHANNOCK — The Dietrich Theater has scheduled a bus trip for Wednesday, Oct. 14 to Seneca Falls, N.Y., to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park for the opportunity to learn their story and see where early efforts to gain rights began. The bus leaves the Dietrich Theater at 7 a.m. Oct. 14 and will return to Tunkhannock by 7 p.m.

The women’s rights movement began at Seneca Falls in the Wesleyan Chapel, which will be toured. It was there that the first Women’s Rights Convention in the United States was held in 1848. On this tour, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s role will be discovered. One will also discover why the struggle began in Seneca Falls, the struggle that gave women greater equality with the vote, property rights and education.

Included in the tour will be a ranger-guided tour of Wesleyan Chapel, a short film, a tour Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s home and lunch at the famed Gould Hotel. This tour will be guided by Jane Frye, tour guide extraordinaire, and will conclude with a tour of the It’s a Wonderful Life Museum and Bridge.

The Dietrich Theater presents annual free showings of the film “It’s a Wonderful Life” and hundreds come to see it. On this trip all can see the inspiration of Bedford Falls and learn more about the making of the film.

For information and reservations, call 570-996-1500.

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Information provided by the Dietrich Theater.