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Landmark Society of WNY to unveil 2019 “Five to Revive” list

Landmark Society of WNY to unveil 2019 “Five to Revive” list
For the past six years the Landmark Society of Western New York in Rochester has unveiled a list of historic properties it feels merit restoration or preservation. The Society will announce its seventh annual “Five to Revive” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Historic Parsells Church at 345 Parsells Ave. in Rochester. The list calls attention to historic resources... more

First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years in Trumansburg

First Baptist Church celebrates 200 years in Trumansburg
This year, First Baptist Church is rejoicing in its 200th year of ministry in Trumansburg. The theme of the anniversary is “Shining the Light of Christ, 200 Years and Beyond.” The church celebrated its anniversary on the weekend of Sept. 21 and 22 with an open house for the community at the Ulysses Historical Society on Saturday afternoon from 2... more

Car enthusiasts gather at the Empire Stance summer sendoff in Aurelius

Car enthusiasts gather at the Empire Stance summer sendoff in Aurelius
It was the first time Larry Stewart went to the Empire Stance Summer Sendoff Car Show in Aurelius, but that didn’t stop him from bringing a car with a lot of history. Stewart, of Dryden, and his wife, Janice, were showing a Chevrolet he got while in the military in 1974 that he used to travel back and forth from... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: A Whale of a Tale in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: A Whale of a Tale in the Finger Lakes (podcast)
The amazing story of how Waterloo became known near and far as “the place the whale burned” in the late 1800’s. A mammoth whale that was captured by Captain Nickerson off the coast of Cape Cod in 1888 was embalmed and taken on a tour of northeastern America. That is, until the whale was brought to Seneca Falls and Waterloo... more

Pulitzer winner speaks to HWS students in Geneva

Pulitzer winner speaks to HWS students in Geneva
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Eli Saslow ventured to Hobart and William Smith Colleges to retell the transformative story of a young white nationalist who eventually expelled his racist beliefs by attending higher education on Thursday. Inside a well-packed Albright Auditorium, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Genocide and Human Rights Symposium that invited Saslow to speak through the... more

Stone from slave holding site featured in ceremony honoring Harriet Tubman in Auburn

Stone from slave holding site featured in ceremony honoring Harriet Tubman in Auburn
A stone said to have originated from a place associated with the blight of slavery was transported across the globe and placed at the Auburn grave site of a figure who fought for freedom. Don Victor Mooney, president of the H.R. 1242 Resilience Project group, held a commemorative ceremony Friday at the grave site of iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who... more

Four support reestablishing Seneca Falls historic district

Four support reestablishing Seneca Falls historic district
Four people supported the reestablishment of the Seneca Falls historic district and its historic landmarks at a Monday public hearing conducted by the Seneca Falls Heritage Preservation Commission. Francis Caraccilo, Susan Sauvageau, Allison Stokes and Jean Gilroy spoke in favor of recreating and reestablishing the same historic district that existed when the former village of Seneca Falls, which created the... more

Preservation group supports re-establishing Seneca Falls historic district

Preservation group supports re-establishing Seneca Falls historic district
The nonprofit Preserve Seneca Falls is urging the town to re-designate the boundaries of the Seneca Falls Heritage Preservation District as it existed when the village of Seneca Falls dissolved Dec. 31, 2011. And in a separate motion, Preserve Seneca Falls supports the sale of the Koch Building at 201 Fall St. to Home Leasing of Rochester, as long as... more

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 & 1919 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 & 1919 (podcast)
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and 1919 killed millions of people worldwide and had a big impact on life in the Finger Lakes region. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable describes the local impact through newspaper headlines and public records to demonstrate how day to day life for area residents came to a halt and shares some staggering numbers of lives... more

Hammondsport’s Glenn H. Curtiss Museum celebrates transportation pioneer

Hammondsport’s Glenn H. Curtiss Museum celebrates transportation pioneer
There is a great museum located on the southern edge of Keuka Lake in Hammondsport that you may not have known about. It’s the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, named after the Hammondsport native who founded the aviation business and who was also a pioneer in motorcycling. Curtiss was one of the giants of his era and this museum is a celebration... more

FULL COVERAGE: 2019 National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage

FULL COVERAGE: 2019 National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage
In commemoration of the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage movement in 1919, which ratified the 19th Amendment, the 27th annual induction of the National Women’s Hall of Fame converged to celebrate a century of women’s suffrage but also explore the future of women’s equality by honoring their extraordinary field of 11 exceptional women. Among the eleven: a civil justice litigator,... more

HALL OF SHAME: Veterans rally outside of del Lago during the NWHF Induction Ceremony

HALL OF SHAME: Vocal Vietnam veterans rally outside of del Lago during the NWHOF Induction Ceremony
Announcing Jane Fonda as an inductee for the 27th annual National Women’s Hall of Fame ceremony certainly stirred-up controversy for Americans, especially Vietnam veterans. While the two-time Academy Award winning actress graced the Vine Theater stage this Saturday and was inducted into the Hall of Fame, a band of mostly vocal Vietnam veterans stood several hundred feet away from the... more

PHOTO GALLERY: 2019 NWHF Induction Ceremony at del Lago

GALLERY: Behind the scenes at the NWHOF induction ceremony at del Lago
– Gallery by Gabriel Pietrorazio An undergraduate student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Pietrorazio has written for the Town Times of Watertown, Connecticut and Finger Lakes Times in Geneva, New York. He’s currently a reporter for FL1 News, and can be reached at gabriel@fingerlakes1.com. more

13WHAM’s Ginny Ryan honored as ‘Keeper of the Flame’

13WHAM’s Ginny Ryan honored as ‘Keeper of the Flame’
11 women were inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday; there was also another special honor given out. 13WHAM’s Ginny Ryan was the recipient of the Keeper of the Flame Award. The award is the passing of the symbolic flame relayed by more than 1,000 runners from Seneca Falls to Houston, Texas in 1977. Houston was the site... more
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