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Central Library - 2014 Rochester's Rich History Series - How We Became Who We Are

Join us for monthly talks on a variety of local history topics! All talks take place on Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. and are held in the Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor of Central Library's Rundel Memorial Building, 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY. 

Jan. 19:  "This is where I love to go": The (Re)creation of Place at Ontario Beach Park - Kyle Somerville 
Feb. 16: An Encounter with Abolitionist Rev. J.W. Loguen - Live performance by Robert Djed Snead 
Mar. 16: 125 Years of the Rochester Parks System - Katie Eggers Comeau 
Apr. 13: Discovering Maplewood's Past - Andy Rau 
May 18:  Rochester's Patent Medicine Men - Donald S. Hall 
Oct. 19:  Form, Function, and Mount Hope Cemetery - Dennis Carr
Nov. 16:  James A. Hard:  America's Last Living Civil War Soldier - David Crumb
Dec. 14:  Sisters in Equality:  The Rochester Women's Political Equality Club - Christine L. Ridarsky

The Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, please call (585) 428-8304 10 days prior to the program.

Sponsored by the Local History & Genealogy Division. Call (585) 428-8370 for more information. There is free parking on Sundays in the Court Street Garage. 

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