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Pittsford

Walking Tour

Join the Black StoryTellers League of Rochester and former Pittsford Village Mayor Robert Corby on a unique walking tour of historic abolitionist sites in Pittsford.

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Walking Tour

Time & Location

Jun 19, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pittsford, 24 State St, Pittsford, NY 14534, USA

About the event

This historic walking tour will start at the front entrance of Pittsford Community Library at 11:00 am.  Please arrive a little early as the group will depart on time. The tour should last 45 -60 minutes.

Former Mayor and Historian Robert Corby will lead the tour through the village discussing Pittsford's abolitionist history.   

There will be an re-enactment of one of Frederick Douglas' speeches at the old Phoenix Hotel where Frederick Douglas was supposed to speak, but a group of people rented the hall and locked the doors, so Federick Douglas had to speak at a nearby warehouse instead. 

Please visit the Juneteenth Art, Poetry, and Essay Exhibition located in the Fischer Room at the library afterwards.  And please join us for the main celebration at the Port of Pittford Gazebo located on the canal.  You can access it from the library's parking lot.

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