Saturday, October 1010:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Presented by Sally Millick
East Avenue in Rochester was once one of the most glamorous and beautiful avenues in the nation - a result of the city's boomtown wealth of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of the families who built "country homes" on the "Road to Pittsford" also have permanent "estates" (or plots) at Mount Hope Cemetery.
We'll explore the history of the avenue itself, as well as the families who resided here and now at Mount Hope: the industries they worked within, how they have influenced our lives and others around the world, and how they lived their lives. Hear their stories, and view their grand mansions - some which still stand, and some which are lost.
Sally Millick is a past trustee and longtime cemetery tour author and guide with the Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery. She is active with other historical pursuits and presentations, and currently a board member of the Friends and Foundation of Rochester Public Library. Sally has contributed to several books on history of upstate NY and Mount Hope Cemetery, and has photographed many Victorian-era cemeteries in her travels - most recently to the Colon Cemetery in Havana, Cuba.
To pre-register for this ZOOM event, click this link to the Central Library's calendar page.
All registrants will receive an email Saturday morning with log-on information approximately one hour before the presentation.