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History Sandwiched In: Early Finger Lakes Agriculture

February 16, 2022, 12:30 pm -

A drawing of a farm with a house and barn, neat fences, a tidy orchard and well-ordered landscape.

Turner’s History of the Holland Land Purchase includes illustrations of farms through four stages of development in Western New York.

The second program in Historic Geneva's spring 2022 History Sandwiched In series will take place on February 16 at 12:30 p.m. Director of Education, Anne Dealy, will focus on the 19th-century agriculture of the Finger Lakes. During the 1800s, American agriculture was transformed from a mostly subsistence, family-run enterprise to one focused on market production. As seen in the transformation of the historic Johnston farm, this development impacted farmers in the Finger Lakes and throughout the northeast.

The program will be presented online through Zoom and advance registration is required. To register, participants should click here.  The necessary login information will be sent to registrants via email 24 hours prior to the program. For any problems with registration or to register by phone, call the Historic Geneva office at 315-789-5151. Registrations must be complete before 5:00 p.m. on February 16, the day before the program.

History Sandwiched In is a lunchtime series of short virtual-only presentations that will run  during the workday lunch hour on the third Wednesday of the month. The 2022 series will run through April. Presentations last about 30 minutes followed by time for questions.

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