Little is known regarding the Utica convention's program. Ironically, the 1912 convention is best known for its influence on the better-remembered forty-fifth annual convention in Binghamton. Binghamton suffrage activists Margaret Topliff and Ida Wales Gitchell attended the Utica convention and determined to host the next one in their hometown. Though other cities also vied for the event, Topliff and Gitchell campaigned so effectively for Binghamton that it was selected to host the 1913 event.
Thorn Memorial Chapel is an annex at the rear of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The ornate church, built in 1865, has its entrance at 13 Clark Place. The chapel, constructed in 1905 as an educational annex, has its own rear-facing entrance at 8 Hopper Street. The congregation maintains the American Baptist tradition and now ministers to its original membership and refugees speaking the Karen language.
Thanks to Janice Reilly of the Oneida County History Center for research assistance.