This Tuesday evening (June 10, 2014) there will a talk by Jeffrey Ludwig about “The Lost History of the Settlements Along the Genesee and the Beginnings of Greece.” It will take place in the Greece Town Hall at 7 p.m.
The story of Rochesterville’s foundation, often told with Colonel Rochester at the forefront, is undoubtedly the most well-known settlement narrative of the early Genesee Valley. Yet Rochester’s rise to dominance was hardly a foregone conclusion. A number of would-be rivals also sprouted up around the region, vying with equal temerity to become successful centers of civilization in a vast frontier territory. Although they have faded from popular memory, accounts of alternative settlements areas like Frankfort, King’s Landing, McCrackenville, and Deep Hollow are no less meaningful for having been eclipsed by Rochester.
Jeff Ludwig is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Rochester. Jeff works in Rochester’s Office of the City Historian and manages the High Falls Center and Interpretive Museum in Browns Race.
The public is welcome. Reservations are not necessary. Greece Historical Society members free. A $2.00 donation is appreciated from others.