1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse

160 County Road 8
Farmington, NY 14425

As the site of Genesee Yearly Meeting of Friends, the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse was a national crucible for major reform movements in the nineteenth century. Symbolically as well as geographically, it stood at the crossroads of activism for African American rights, women’s rights, and Native American rights. Part of the National Park Services' Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meeting House Museum has a stamp for National Park Service passports.

General Amenities
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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Jun 23, 2019

The Rochester-based African American Women’s Gospel Choir embraces a musical ministry that reflects the members’ diverse faith traditions and love for gospel music. They will present a range of songs... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Jul 14, 2019

David Shakes, an actor with Northstar Players in Rochester, will perform as Frederick Douglass. In this event, co-sponsored by Sonnenberg Gardens and the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse, Shakes... more

Jul 21, 2019

Christopher Densmore, former curator of Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College and Quaker scholar will speak on Mott’s vital role in the great social reforms of her time. There will be an... more

Aug 3, 2019

In narrative and song, historian Verdis Robinson will share his journey as an African-American gay man of faith, including discovering and embracing his family history, and how that informs how he... more

Ganondagan State Historic Site
Sep 14, 2019

Neil Patterson, a citizen of the Tuscarora Nation, will describe how indigenous peoples have unique relationships with the lands and waters of what is now called New York State. This is a way of... more

Sep 29, 2019

John Calvi, a Quaker, is a teacher, author, and certified massage therapist, in Putney, Vermont. Within the context of Quaker traditions of healing, John will describe his years of work with prison... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Oct 6, 2019

Eunice White will reenact speeches by abolitionist, suffragist, and civil-rights activist, Sojourner Truth, including her famous “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech. The event is free with paid admission. A... more

Oct 26, 2019

Jane Rhodes will talk on Shadd Cary, the first black woman in North America to edit and publish a newspaper, one of the first black female lawyers in the United States and an advocate for granting... more