Lectures

Myron Holley: Canal Builder/Abolitionist/Unsung Hero

When: Mon., July 18, 7-8:30 p.m. 2016

Richard Reisem tells the Myron Holley’s story in the context of the momentous historical events and movements that shaped his life, including the War of 1812, the building of the Erie Canal, and the struggle to abolish slavery. Holley served as the Superintendent of Construction of the Erie Canal, founded the first Horticultural Society in Western New York, the First Unitarian Church in Rochester, and the anti-slavery Liberty Party. The Annex is fully handicapped accessible.

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