Category - History
Know Before You Go – Honoring Susan B. Anthony on Election Day 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020 8:00 PM by Rachel Laber
Election Day 2020 in Rochester, NY. Credit: John Kucko Election Day 2020 has special significance to the Rochester area, as our community is the proud home of suffragist Susan B. Anthony and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, both of whom worked
Photo credit: Jim Montanus Rochester was named one of the top nine cities in the U.S. to visit in 2020 by SmarterTravel. With exciting new events, exhibits, anniversaries, restaurants and more 2020 is shaping up to be a milestone year for Rochester.
Rochester Named Top City to Visit in 2020
Monday, December 30, 2019 8:00 AM
Wondering where to travel in 2020? Pack your bags and plan a visit to Rochester, NY, named one of the top nine U.S. cities to visit in 2020 by SmarterTravel. “Rochester—New York’s third-biggest city—is in the midst of a revival,” notes SmarterTravel.
Christmas in the 19th Century – Yuletide in the Country
Friday, November 30, 2018 11:00 AM by Dave Parfitt (Adventures by Daddy)
Yuletide in the Country is a beloved holiday tradition at the Genesee Country Village & Museum, New York's largest living history museum. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, Yuletide in the Country is a 90-minute interactive progressive tour of
Kohlfahrt: Rochester’s Traditional German Cabbage Walk
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 3:00 PM by Visit Rochester Staff
A Kohlfahrt is a traditional "cabbage walk" that takes place after the holiday season. Genesee Country Village & Museum—the largest living history museum in New York State—is hosting its annual Kohlfahrt on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February
Frederick Douglass Bicentennial: Finding Douglass In Rochester, N.Y.
Thursday, February 1, 2018 12:00 PM by Visit Rochester Staff
History surrounds us in Rochester, N.Y. But our community's legacy in African American history is especially noteworthy. Rochester's most widely recognized contribution to African American history, stems from one of our most notable residents,
9 Instagram Worthy Spots in Downtown Rochester
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:00 AM by Visit Rochester Staff
Love sharing your travel adventures on Instagram and Twitter? Get your camera in hand and visit these 9 locations for snapshots and selfies your followers are going to like. Don't forget to #VisitROC Susan B. Anthony Park @SusanBHouse Picture
Rochester Transforms into "Suffragist City" to Mark Women's Suffrage Centennial
Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:00 PM by Visit Rochester Staff
2017 marks the 100 th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote in New York State. The 19 th amendment granting women across the United States the right to vote would not be ratified until 1920 – and the New York amendment was one of several important
Finding Frederick Douglass in Rochester, NY
Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:00 PM by Visit Rochester Staff
History surrounds us in Rochester, N.Y. But our community's legacy in African-American history is especially noteworthy. One of Rochester's most widely recognized contribution to African American history, stems from one of our most notable residents,
History can be found and experienced around nearly every corner in Rochester, N.Y. In conjunction with New York State History Month, learn more about some of the people and places in Rochester that have helped to shape the world around us.