July 1988

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Note from the Editors

This issue of The Crooked Lake Review introduces a Library Events column that lists programs, exhibits, new book acquisitions and schedules of local libraries. Alongside the new library column is a report of area writers groups by John Rezelman. The listing of events of libraries, writing groups and drama groups is to be to be a regular feature in each issue of The Crooked Lake Review. We list local museums and their summer hours for visitors. This list was taken from Steuben Echoes, the newsletter of the Steuben County Historical Society. The list was prepared by the society's president, John Roy.

An account by Martha Treichler of the first Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls on July 19 and 20 in 1848, and the Declaration of Sentiments adopted at the meeting.

The Narcissa Prentiss House in Prattsburgh is featured . Narcissa Prentiss Whitman was at the Whitman Mission in the Oregon Country at that time. Some of the women who nine years later organized the first Women's Rights Convention must have been living in Seneca Falls at the same time.

Find out how Ben Wolverton got the cows milked.

Another chapter from Caroline Kirkland's 1839 book, A New Home . Mrs. Kirkland accompanied her husband to a new settlement they were developing in southeastern Michigan and wrote of her experiences.

Next Issue

The next issue of The Crooked Lake Review will appear on July 29, 1988. If librarians, museum directors, publicity chairpersons, play and concert producers, and garden club presidents will send their announcements of events for August and September to Martha and Bill Treichler, RD #1, Hammondsport, 14840, by July 15, they can be included in the July 29 issue.

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