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Historic Corn Hill Tours Being Offered This Summer

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Corn Hill Summer History Walking ToursThis summer, CHNA Historian James DeVinney will be guiding the following tours thorough our Corn Hill neighborhood:

Thursday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m.

Wegman’s Wellness Walk Through Corn Hill’s Past

Colorful stories about sisters who talked to the dead, the man who put Mercury into our skyline and Jazz at the Python Club! Begins at the Water Spirit sculpture where South Plymouth Avenue joins Exchange Street. Bring water and wear good shoes.


Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.

The Arts Festival That Saved a Neighborhood

This tour tells a dramatic story of how the Corn Hill Arts Festival joined a vigorous Landmark Society to save a historic neighborhood. Go inside a house that narrowly escaped the wrecking crew. Tour begins at Ralph Avery Mall where Frederick Douglas and Adams Streets meet.


Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 p.m.

Wegman’s Wellness Walk Through Corn Hill’s Past

Colorful stories about sisters who talked to the dead, the man who put Mercury into our skyline and Jazz at the Python Club! Begins at the Water Spirit sculpture where South Plymouth Avenue joins Exchange Street. Bring water and wear good shoes.


Sunday, August 14 at 2:00 p.m.

The “Round Square” That Became Lunsford Park

Scottish settlers, an Irish Church, a gazebo from a German-American churchyard, and African-American landmarks surround one of Rochester’s oldest parks in this panoramic tour highlighting 150 years of history without ever stepping off a curb. Begins at the gazebo opposite Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.


Sunday, September 4 at 2:00 p.m.

Wegman’s Wellness Walk Through Corn Hill’s Past

Colorful stories about sisters who talked to the dead, the man who put Mercury into our skyline and Jazz at the Python Club! Begins at the Water Spirit sculpture where South Plymouth Avenue joins Exchange Street. Bring water and wear good shoes.

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