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Central Library - 2014 - 2015 Rochester's Rich History Series - How We Became Who We Are

Join us for monthly talks on a variety of local history topics! These talks take place on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted, 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. 

October 19, 2014:  Form, Function, and Mount Hope Cemetery - Dennis Carr
November 16, 2014:  James A. Hard:  America's Last Living Civil War Soldier - David Crumb
December 14, 2014:  Sisters in Equality:  The Rochester Women's Political Equality Club - Christine L. Ridarsky (NOTE: this program takes place on the second Sunday in December)
January 18, 2015:  Reconstructing Claude Bradgon's Architectural Masterpiece - Joan Shelley Rubin
February 15. 2015: Tea with Mrs. Jefferys - Robin Nowell, Blackstorytelling League of Rochester
March 15, 2015: Austin Steward and Frederick Douglass: a Living History Presentation - Akwaaba:  The Heritage Associates 
April 12, 2015: Rochester:  Then and Now Through City Photographs - Ira Srole
May 3, 2015:  Blanche Stuart Scott:  America's First Aviatrix - Maureen Whalen

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.  

The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call (585) 428-8304 ten days prior to the program.

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