Ordinary People, Extraordinary lives
The Landmark Society is reaching out to the Rochester community to gather facts, events, places, and stories that have been important in the lives of ordinary African Americans in Rochester.
We are looking for places where African Americans have lived, worked, and raised a family, the location where an important event took place, the home of someone who was special somehow, a park, a school, a corner store, any place that you remember that was important to you at some time in your life.
We want to connect these places with the experiences of real people that make them important, to create a special interest in them that will attract investment, inspire younger generations with identity and community pride, and tell the story of people who came to Rochester and made a life, raised a family and formed a community.
Our experiences, our places
Our experiences determine who we are and what we want. The places in our lives reflect those values and connect us to each other and to our past. This project is an amazing opportunity for our community to explore, share and ultimately preserve our common heritage.
All are welcome, please join us.
Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Saint Michael’s Church
124 Evergreen St
Rochester, NY 14605
(lighted off street parking available)
Thursday, August 22nd
5:15 – 6:45pm
Arnett Library Meeting Room
310 Arnett Blvd
Rochester, NY 14619
Wednesday, September 11th
Holy Rosary Apartment Campus Meeting Room
414 Lexington Ave
Rochester, NY 14613
This project is made possible by a grant from the Finger Lakes Regional Development Council and the New York State Council on the Arts.