The Inn at Gothic Eves

112 East Main Street P.o. Box 95, Trumansburg, New York 14886
Innkeeper(s): Rose Hilbert
 

Hosmer Winery in Ovid NY Receives Reisling Honors 14 Jul 2014, 9:09 pm

Just this week, Finger Lakes vintner Hosmer Winery announced that their 2012 Single Wheel Riesling has received yet another win: the 2014 International East Meets West Wine Challenge Double Gold award!

While Hosmer has been growing grapes since 1970 for sale to other wineries, it wasn’t until 1985 that Cameron and Maren Hosmer decided to begin producing their own wines. Since then the winery has enjoyed growing recognition for its products, with the Double Gold being the latest in a long line of honors.

Held this past February 19-20, the International East Meets West Wine Challenge was held in Sonoma County, CA, the event pits the winners from both the West Coast Wine Competition and the East Coast Wine Competition against each other until winners are found. This year’s competition awarded 25 Double Gold awards, with Hosmer’s Riesling entrant taking one of these coveted honors.

This Double Gold is just the latest in a growing list of awards given to the 2012 Single Wheel Riesling. Since its release in December, the vintage has already won including a score of 87 from Wine Spectacular, Silver in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, and Silver in the New York State Fair Wine Competition! We imagine that this is just the beginning…

The young Reisling has been described as having a “razor sharp” aroma and lively and refreshing taste profile. And if you know Reislings, these are words that every winery tries to earn for theirs!

Interested in trying Hosmer Winery’s Single Wheel Riesling (or any of their other award-winning wines) for yourself during your bed and breakfast stay here in Trumansburg? Hosmer Winery is located less than 16 miles north of The Inn at Gothic Eves on the shore of Cayuga Lake in Ovid, NY. Hosmer Winery is open for sales and tastings 7 days a week except on major holidays.

July Event: 2014 International Dragon Boat Festival 20 Jun 2014, 1:44 pm

When you stay at the Inn at Gothic Eves, you expect to see the nearby lakes, you expect to see beautiful landscape, and you expect to see wineries nearby. But here’s something you may have thought you’d never see in the NY Finger Lakes Region: Dragon Boat racing! But on July 12, you can witness the celebration for yourself at the 2014 International Dragon Boat Festival (IDBF) at Cass Park in Ithaca!

This Qin and Han Dynasty tradition from more than 2000 years ago has been revived locally by the Ithaca Asian American Association as both a celebration of culture, and as a sporting competition for all. There will also be food, performances, goods for sale, and lots of fun for the whole family!

Dragon Boating is a cross between canoeing and competitive rowing. Each 40-foot boat traditionally holds a crew of 22 team members; 20 paddlers, a caller and a steerer. The paddles are similar to traditional canoe paddles, but otherwise the race is very similar to a competitive rowing event.

The IDBF will feature 200, 500 and 2000 meter races with heats in Mixed, Open racing, Women, Breast Cancer Survivor, and youth teams. There will also be Corporate teams and novice teams.

But most of all, there will be a wonderful day of spectacle, excitement and fun at the southern end of beautiful Cayuga Lake and Inlet. And if you’re looking for a different way to spend a day, you can’t beat this iconic local event. So plan a weekend at The Inn at Gothic Eves and experience this unique glimpse of exciting regional life here in the Finger Lakes!

The Inn at Gothic Eves Room & Spa Transformations 26 May 2014, 4:04 am

It has been a busy year here in Trumansburg NY at the Inn at Gothic Eves.  Not only have we updated several of our rooms and bathrooms, but we have also added a spa as an additional offering to our guests!

The goal was to not only update the bed and breakfast, but to offer a better overall bed and breakfast experience with a serene and relaxing environment for all who visit:

  • Some smaller rooms were opened up for more “living” space during your stay.
  • In many rooms, busy wall coverings were replaced with clean palettes.
  • Some rooms have increased surface space for morning routine use, computer use, and overall functionality.
  • Additional outlets were added in rooms to accommodate your electronic devices.
  • Large showers with high ceilings, and beds without footboards provide a more comfortable stay for tall guests.
  • Furniture and fixtures were replaced to complement the new decor.
  • Our old (and dare we say beautiful) windows with bubble glass were replaced so that windows can be easily opened and closed.
  • Many bathrooms now feel like mini-spa spaces.

In the end, our modern updates made the home more efficient and quiet thanks to added interior and exterior spray insulation. New room-darkening drapes provide more privacy and allow for a deeper and longer sleep.

Let us show you a little of what has changed.


The Bordeaux Suite

This room underwent a cheerful update.  While red highlights remain, staying true to the Bordeaux name, the room now has cleaner lines and a more modern feel.  The Bordeaux Suite bathroom features an artistically tiles shower and updated fixtures.

Old Bordeaux Suite

Updated Bordeaux Suite

Updated Bordeaux Bath

 

The Merlot Suite

From dark and confined to light and airy, the Merlot Suite is now a welcoming retreat with much lighter decor and updated furniture.  The Merlot Suite Bathroom now has a spa-like feel with a spacious, tiled, walk-in shower with body sprays.

The old Merlot Suite

Updated Merlot Suite

Updated Merlot Suite Bath

 

The Pinot Suite

While this room update was featured in a post last year, it is worth again showing the differences in this collective post.  The Pinot Suite benefited from an addition that was added to the inn, creating vaulted ceilings and a much more spacious room.  The updated bath is now a place of relaxation with a soaking tub for two and walk-in shower.

The Old Pinot Suite (then called the Ivy Suite)

Updated Pinot Suite

Updated Pinot Suite Bath

 

The Syrah Suite

This serene room also benefited from our addition, creating a much larger guestroom with vaulted ceilings and additional space for a beautifully luxurious bathroom.

Old Syrah Suite

Updated Syrah Suite

Updated Syrah Suite Bath

 

The Reisling Suite

While this room’s changes aren’t as extreme as the rest, we have updated the decor for a wonderfully serene feel.

Updated Riesling Suite

 

The Spa at Gothic Eves

Possibly our favorite update is a place for guests and patrons to relax and be pampered: our beautiful new spa in the Potter House!  Offering 60- and 90-minute massages for one person (from one or two therapists) and couples in our a naturally relaxing space, our spa may become your new favorite place at The Inn at Gothic Eves!

The Spa at Gothic Eves

 

Our goal is, and has always been, to offer relaxing and enjoyable bed and breakfast accommodations in one of the most beautiful areas in the entire United States.  The Finger Lakes Region is truly a gorgeous area, and we’re working hard to make The Inn at Gothic Eves as beautiful as our surroundings so that our guests not only look forward to visiting the area, but to our inn in particular!

A Taste of Greece in Ithaca NY: Mediterranean Flavors 4 May 2014, 6:38 pm

The Finger Lakes Region boasts a wide variety of cuisine.  However it’s always a treat when you can find something so authentic, it practically comes from the very country it represents.  This is exactly what you’ll get when the St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Ithaca offers a Taste of Greece this May 11, 2014. All your favorite Greek foods will be there!

If you were to visit Greece, you would find a vast variety of Mediterranean flavors: everything from traditional Greek salads to Spanakopita (a spinach and cheese pie made with phyllo dough), Gyros, Moussaka (like a Greek casserole), Souvlaki (grilled meat on skewers), Baklava (nuts and honey in phyllo dough), and many, many more you may not have heard of.  Any and all of these dishes are likely to be found at the Taste of Greece event.

An added benefit of a visit to Greece would be the chance to visit Ithaca’s sister city Ithaka!  Actually a small island off Greece’s western coast, Ithaka was first honored by its namesake back in 1976 when a key to Ithaca, NY was presented to a Greek delegation.  The island itself was home to Homer’s hero Odysseus in the ‘Odyssey’, even though its description in the poem is vastly different than reality.  The island’s “sister city” status was established in October, 2007.

Ithaka itself is as gorgeous as any Greek island could possibly be with charming stacked buildings, plenty of docking spots, beautiful beaches, and clear blue water off the shores.  Ithacan residents in the U.S. envy the island’s beauty, but at the same time those from Ithaka who have visited Upstate NY say much the same thing about our own scenery!

But we digress.

Because it isn’t practical for most people to visit Greece, we invite you to enjoy a Finger Lakes getaway at the Inn at Gothic Eves during the Taste of Greece event where you can enjoy authentic Greek flavors right here in Tompkins County at 120 West Seneca Street in Ithaca!

Taste Finger Lakes Cheese at Lively Run Goat Dairy 4 May 2014, 6:29 pm

Besides wineries, the Finger Lakes Region is home to many dairies (whether they are home to cows, goats, or sheep), where milk is taken directly from the source and often made into regional artisanal cheese: much of which can be found at farm markets, area restaurants, wineries, supermarkets, and health food stores.  Of course, it can also be found at most of the respective dairies on the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail.  One of those Cheese Trail members, Lively Run Goat Dairy, is located just six miles from the Inn at Gothic Eves at 8978 Country Road 142 in Interlaken NY, and is a great place to visit during your bed and breakfast stay.

Lively Run has been in operation for 32 years, making it one of the country’s longest operating commercial goat dairies.  The current owners, Steve and Susanne Messmer, bought the dairy in 1995.  Their family has kept the tradition and quality alive since.  In fact, Lively Run won the 2013 Foodie Award for the Best Artisanal Finger Lakes Cheese, and the 2014 Edible Finger Lakes Food Heroes Award.  They are featured in Laura Werlin’s The All American Cheese and Wine Book, and were featured in the August 2013 issue of Woman Magazine, among others!

The Messmer’s herd includes French (Alpine) and Swiss (Sanaan) goats, which they feed a healthy diet of local plants and feed.  They mix their goat milk with milk from five other herds (both cow and goat) in the area to produce and astounding 40,000 pounds of Chevre, Blue, Feta, Cheddar, and hard “Gold” cheeses.  Over a dozen variations on these cheeses are currently produced.  In the future, they hope to add a Dutch Gouda to their line.  All of their cheeses are handmade in small batches with natural ingredients and no high-temperature pasteurization.  Only the best goes into their cheese!

The dairy is open for cheese tasting and tours; dates and times vary.  Currently, they are in their off-season schedule, open M-F from 10am to 4pm with $3 cheese tastings.  Starting May 26 (Memorial Day), they begin their Regular Season schedule, open M-Sat from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.  Tours (which include cheese tastings) are $5 during the week, and $7.50 on Saturdays.

Lively Run also hosts and participates in a number of events throughout the year including the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Wine and Herb Festival in late April and early May,  and their annual Just KIDding celebration of the baby goats on May 10 right there at the Dairy.  Additional events can be found on their website.

If you’ve ever wanted to meet a goat, see how a goat dairy farm works, or taste a variety of goat cheese, then you should plan a visit  to Lively Run Goat Dairy during your Finger Lakes getaway!

Awaiting the Migratory Birds in Upstate New York 4 May 2014, 6:20 pm

This post was originally posted in March, when a migration of our website and blog account was happening, causing it to not go to our website… sorry for the delay!

 

The long winter is finally showing signs of giving the Finger Lakes Region a break.  Of course, as soon as that happens, our thoughts begin to drift to spring.  And believe it or not, spring is just around the corner!

For some, spring isn’t spring until they hear the calls of the migratory birds that return to the area.  Their colors and their songs are a sure sign that warm weather is quickly approaching.  Depending on where you live, there are certain species that, when seen, give you comfort in knowing that the last grips of winter are almost gone.  Why not come witness the return of our spring sentinels here in Trumansburg during a bed and breakfast getaway?

Grasshopper Sparrow

In the end of April, you’ll start seeing the Sparrows return to the Trumansburg area: in particular the Grasshopper Sparrow and Henslow’s Sparrow.  These little brown birds with black specs may be a challenge to see in trees which have yet to get their leaves, so keep a sharp eye!

If you happen to be down in Ithaca, you’ll also see Waterthrush near the lake, with their brown plumage over light underside with dark stripes.  Both the Louisiana Waterthrush and the Northern Waterthrush are known for their constant tail-bobbing, and they both have sharp, ringing calls.

During the first half of may, the Warblers begin to return.  The Cerulean Warbler with its bright blue (males) to greenish blue (females) plumage over a light-colored underside, the Tennessee Warbler with a yellow-green color over gray, and the Yellow-rumped Warbler with striking yellow streaks among a striking black/white/gray plumage.  Warblers are known for their cheerful songs that welcome the warmth and make you think of summer days ahead.

Cerulean Warbler

May down in Ithaca sees the return of two additional warblers and one other notable songbird.  The Bay-breasted Warbler has strikingly colored males with a dark face, chestnut head and throat, cream on the neck, and dark wings with two noticeable white stripes on the breeders, with the non-breeders boasting a light olive green coloring.  The American Redstart warbler is coal-black on top with bright yellow-orange stripe on the wings and tail, and striking orange just under the wings.  The Yellow-breasted Chat has dark plumage on top with a bright yellow chest and throat, and is sometimes difficult to spot as it likes to hide deep in brush.

And of course there are the Canada Geese making their trip back north from the North Carolina/Virginia area where they spend their winter.  Ideally, they will fly deep into Canada, but you’ll often see them in the area from early spring until late autumn with their belligerent stares and raspy honks.

No matter what the species, these are the birds that let us know the season is finally changing here in Upstate New York.  So bring your binoculars with you to The Inn at Gothic Eves, and enjoy looking for them during a walk around town, or perhaps at nearby Taughannock Falls State Park.

 

Local Event: Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival 2014 25 Feb 2014, 7:00 pm

It’s almost time for a film festival of a different nature!

March 31 – April 6, 2014 finds the 17th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) at Ithaca College!

What in the world is a FLEFF?  The organization studies and supports sustainability in all areas of life and explores links between land, water, air, food, health, disease, education, technology, diversity, war, disease… you name it!  And the focus isn’t just here in the US, but is of a worldwide concern.  The annual FLEFF brings all of these things to light, right here in our own backyard at Cornell University and Ithaca.

Even though this is a “Film Festival” in name, the festival actually celebrates a wide variety of arts including media/film/music, fine arts, performance, journalism, and more.  During the event you’ll find concerts, workshops, speakers, film screenings, workshops, working labs, and parties.  A set of online creations, accessible from computer, mobile device, or both, is also expected to go online at the end of March.  The event will also highlight winners of the Dissonance Project, a writing contest for students.

Each year, FLEFF features a theme.  For 2014, the theme is Dissonance, studying those uneasy feelings and situations that place you on that fine line between comfort and rage.

During this year’s event, more than six dozen films will be available for viewing in three locations (Cornell Campus, Cornell Cinema, and Cinemapolis).  SIX DOZEN!  Movies can be seen one at a time for $9.50 per film, or a 5-pass is also available at a discounted rate.  Check the FLEFF website for the event’s yet-to-be-announced schedule and admission fees (when applicable – many of the activities are free).

So if you like to think, if you like your horizons to be broadened, and if you enjoy exploring all sides of an argument, FLEFF is the place for you this spring!  Prepare to be entertained, prepare to be challenged, and prepare for an expansion to your awareness.  Want a perfect setting to discuss/debate topics after a day of thought challenge?    The Inn at Gothic Eves has a living room, game room, and dining area (for oval-table discussions?) for gathering.  Of course, if you would rather calm the fervor, turn up the temperature in one of our relaxing Jacuzzi tubs and let harmony overtake Dissonance – for the evening, anyway!

 

2014 Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Activities 11 Feb 2014, 6:00 am

The popularity and taste of Finger Lakes wines bring so many visitors to the Trumansburg area, and we want to keep you aware of all the fun that can be had at area wineries. Our last post told you about upcoming activities on the Seneca Lake Wine Trail, but the Inn at Gothic Eves certainly doesn’t want to play favorites.  This week, therefore, we’d like to bring you some of the notable upcoming events on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail to further help you plan the perfect wine-inspired visit to Upstate New York!

March 1-2, 2014
Mardi Gras.  The Cayuga Wine Trail celebrates this noted pre-Easter activity with beads, food-and-wine pairings, a scavenger hunt, and great prizes.  Choose from one of four Winery starting points and proceed to as many participating locations as you can manage!  Advance tickets are $30 per taster ($35 at the door), and $25 for designated drivers.

March 15, 2014
Carnival Wine Dinner at nearby Knapp Winery and Vineyard.  The winery celebrates all things meat, pairing house wines with a variety of protein and sides.

April 12, 2014
Everything Bacon Wine Dinner at nearby Knapp Winery and Vineyard.  Some argue that only bacon can make bacon better… while others know that the perfect wine is the best way to draw out the delicious, smoky flavor of America’s favorite meat.

April 25, 26, 27, 2014
AND
May 2, 3, 4, 2014
Wine and Herb Fest.  Cayuga Wineries again help you start your garden with starter plants, recipes, and food-and-wine pairings at each of our wineries.  Four Winery starting points are available, and prizes will be awarded!  Tickets are $40/$60 (single/double) for tasters in advance, $35/$55 for designated drivers/non-tasters, and $45/$65 at the door.

May 17, 2014
Tapas de Mayo Wine Dinner at nearby Knapp Winery and Vineyard.  A variety of flavors in small-dish sizes are paired with the perfect house wines.

June 21, 2014
All That Jazz Wine Dinner at nearby Knapp Winery and Vineyard.  Forget painting the town, Knapp Winery takes inspiration from classic Jazz music to pair with select house wines.

September and October, 2014
Harvest Hoopla.  September and October brings harvest season for Upstate New York’s grapes, and what will become the award-winning wines of 2015 and beyond!  To celebrate the season, many of Cayuga Wine Trail’s member wineries offer events throughout these fall months.  Whether it be in the name of autumn, music, food, or other, these September and October are chock-full of fun!

November 21, 22, 23, 2014
AND
December 5, 6, 7, 2014
Annual Holiday Shopping Spree.  Cayuga Wine Trail will provide each participant with a souvenir wineglass, a grapevine wreath, and a shopper’s card for wine-purchase discount.  All of the member wineries will provide a unique ornament, holiday recipes, food-and-wine pairings, and plenty of holiday cheer!  Check off a few members of your gift list with award-winning wines, and perhaps wine one of the many prizes that are awarded during this event.  Tickets are $40/$60 (single/double) for tasters in advance, $35/$55 for designated drivers/non-tasters, and $45/$65 at the door.

Come taste why Upstate New York is becoming known as the new wine capitol of America.  Our land is prime for growing, our flavors are true, and our events throw in just the right dash of fun and discovery.  Let the Inn at Gothic Eves be your bed and breakfast host for the perfect wine-appreciation getaway!

2014 Seneca Lake Wine Trail Events and Tickets 28 Jan 2014, 6:00 am

Upstate New York Wine Trails are known for hosting great annual events, perfect for enjoying during a bed and breakfast getaway!  The following events list will help you plan your optimal inn-and-wine vacation at The Inn at Gothic Eves, featuring Seneca Lake Wine Trail wineries.

February 7, 8, 9, 2014
Chocolate and Wine Weekend.  Wine and chocolate go hand-in-hand with love.  It is very timely, then, that wineries surrounding Seneca Lake offer chocolate, foods containing chocolate, and their own unique wines.

February 12, 2014
Winemaker Wednesday.  Select winery participants offer tasting, learning opportunities, and special activities for those who are truly wine-curious.  Activities include: tours, barrel and tank samples, vintage comparisons, food pairings, informational topics, and more.  This event in general is FREE, although some small fees may apply for select activities.

February 22, 2014
Preferred Pairings.  Partnering with the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, select Seneca Lake Wine Trail member wineries host tastings of different cheese/wine combinations.  Tickets cost $20 per person.

March 12, 2014
Winemaker Wednesday.  Select winery participants offer tasting, learning opportunities, and special activities for those who are truly wine-curious.  Activities include: tours, barrel and tank samples, vintage comparisons, food pairings, informational topics, and more.  This event in general is FREE, although some small fees may apply for select activities.

March 22, 2014
Preferred Pairings.  Partnering with the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail, Seneca Lake Wine Trail member wineries host tastings of different cheese/wine combinations.  Advanced tickets are $20 per person.

March 28, 29, 30, 2014
Cruisin’ The tropics Weekend.  Participating wineries offer up a tropical atmosphere, and a unique food/wine pairing.  Three different wine samples will be served with each featured dish so that YOU can decide your favorite match!  Advanced tickets are $25/$35 per person (designated driver/taster).

April 9, 2014
Winemaker Wednesday.  Select winery participants offer tasting, learning opportunities, and special activities for those who are truly wine-curious.  Activities include: tours, barrel and tank samples, vintage comparisons, food pairings, informational topics, and more.  This event in general is FREE, although some small fees may apply for select activities.

April 25, 26, 27, 2014
Spring Wine and Cheese Weekend.  Similar to the Preferred Pairings events above, wineries will feature their own unique wines paired with Finger Lakes Cheese Trail cheeses.  The difference is that 33 members will be participating in this annual event!  Advanced tickets are $25/$35 per person (designated driver/taster).

May 14, 2014
Winemaker Wednesday.  Select winery participants offer tasting, learning opportunities, and special activities for those who are truly wine-curious.  Activities include: tours, barrel and tank samples, vintage comparisons, food pairings, informational topics, and more.  This event in general is FREE, although some small fees may apply for select activities.

June 6, 7, 8, 2014
Smokin’ Summer Kickoff.  The newest food-and-wine pairing event is co-sponsored by Java-Gourmet, and features foods that are often eaten in the summer: both grilled and not.  Advanced tickets are $25/$35 per person(designated driver/taster).

November 21, 22, 23, 2014
Deck the Halls Weekend.  Get into the spirit of the season as Seneca Lake Wineries host a spirited Christmas Season event!  Receive a gift of an ornament from each winery, a recipe book from the event, and enjoy tastes of the season paired with select wines.  Advanced tickets range from $43-$75 per person.

With so many event options at Seneca Lakes Wineries, you may want to visit more than once!  If you have any questions about how these events work, give Innkeeper Rose a call at 607-387-6033/800-387-7712, or contact the Seneca Lake Wine Trail at 877-536-2717.

Womens Rights Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls New York 14 Jan 2014, 7:01 pm

We recently told you about the Museum of Waterways and Industry in nearby Seneca Falls, NY.  We also mentioned that from the museum you could look across the river to see the old Knitting Mill and Foundry, still standing proudly on the banks of the Cayuga-Seneca Canal.  What we didn’t tell you at the time is that not only do these buildings hold plenty of industrial history, but they will also play a major role in preserving the social history of our great state in the near future.  Today, when you visit the old Knitting Mill and Foundry, you’ll be visiting the future home of the National Women’s Hall of Fame!

But a National Women’s Hall of Fame?  In Upstate New York?  Why in the world would this be located here?

Throughout time, women have been key in a family and household, doing what was needed to help make life livable for her husband and children (and sometimes her extended family).  The early years of United States History were especially rough on women, who traveled with their husbands to make a new life in uncharted territory of our nation’s newly discovered land.  While men worked in the fields, or procured jobs for income, the women stayed at home to cook; clean; make, wash and mend clothing; help take care of livestock; raise the children; teach the children; and so much more.  It can be argued that women did just as much as men to make life comfortable for their families in the early days of the U.S.  But the times were the times, and men and their views were valued much more than women’s were, and it was the men who ran the government, voted, and had the majority of rights in our young nation.

It just so happens that MANY U.S. citizens, both men and women, believed that women had every right to be treated equal to men in the eyes of the law, and that women should have the right to vote.  And it just so happens that, in 1848, Seneca Falls was the location for the very first women’s rights convention!  68 women and 32 men gathered here to discuss the problem of women’s inequality.  After two days of talks and deliberation, the group documented these injustices in the Declaration of Sentiments.

The Declaration of Sentiments?  Okay, so you may not have heard of the document, but you’ve SURELY heard the quote “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…”  Yep, this document is the source of that very quote.  The verbiage also goes on to make a very effective argument as to men’s responsibility for treating women like possessions and making them, “in the eye of the law, civilly dead.”

Ouch.

The document then goes on to outline all of the social and legal rights that should be bestowed upon women to recognize them as human beings with rights.

It took a very long time, 71 years to be exact, for the Federal Government to do anything about this injustice.  But finally, in 1919, the Senate and Congress passed the federal woman suffrage amendment (penned by Susan B. Anthony), and in 1920, the 19th Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote.

Is it any wonder we’re so proud of the history that started right here in the Finger Lakes?

The National Women’s Hall of Fame honors this history, and goes a step further by inducting great women into the hall who have made a difference in society, and the world, by making “contributions… of national or global importance and of enduring value” towards our Country’s development.  Of course, Susan B. Anthony was one of the very first women honored, along with the likes of Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Amelia Earhart, Clara Barton, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

To date, 256 women have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Many are well-known names (Annie Oakley, Billie Jean King, Ella Fitzgerald, Georgia O’Keeffe, Janet Reno, Louisa May Alcott, Oprah Winfrey, Sally Ride), and many more whose names may not ring a bell… until you realize their contributions to the world!

The National Women’s Hall of Fame is currently located at 76 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, however their goal is to completely renovate the historic Knitting Mill complex and make it into a combined museum/event hall/education center.  For the time being, the Hall of Fame is open each Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and on Sundays during summer months from 12pm to 4pm.  Admission is a VERY reasonable $3 for adults, $1.50 for Students and Seniors, and $7 for families.  Children 5 and under are admitted for free.

The National Women’s Hall of Fame is an easy drive through Finger Lakes Wine Country from The Inn at Gothic Eves, and is a great way to combine some wine-tasting with true appreciation for our area’s rich history!

 
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