Central Library - Rochester's Rich History Series - This is Where I Love to Go, with Kyle Somerville

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1/19/2014 at 2:00 PM to 1/19/2014 at 3:00 PM


Drawing from the research for his recent Rochester History article, Kyle Somerville will explore the historic and social development of Ontario Beach Park form lakeside resort to amusement park to its present from as a place for picnics, festivals and other leisure activities. Along the way, he'll reveal how these various incarnations both influenced and were influenced by the buildings, postcards and photographs that shaped Ontario Beach Park through its history.

Kyle Somerville is a PhD candidate in Historical Archaeology at the University at Buffalo, New York, and author of "This is where I love to go: The (Re)creation of Place at Ontario Beach Park" in Rochester History 75, no.1 (Spring 2013).  Purchase your copy of Rochester History for $4 in the Library Store or at the event. Somerville will be available to sign copies before and after his talk.  

Join us for this and other talks in our 2014 Rochester's Rich History Series! These programs will be held in the Rundel Auditorium, 3rd floor of Central Library's Rundel Memorial Building, 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY.    
Location: Central Library
115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604

(585) 428-8370




Free on Sundays for library patrons in the Court St. Garage


The Local History & Genealogy Division 

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Hearing Impaired
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To request specific accommodations, call (585) 428-8304
ten days prior to the program.

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