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. It stood at the crossroads –symbolically as well as geographically–of activism for African American rights, women’s rights, and Native American rights. While the Meetinghouse undergoes restoration, be sure to check out the events they host around Ontario County and the Finger Lakes as they continue to explore justice and equality.

Mertensia Park
Sep 12, 2020

Suffragist and political activist, Hester Jeffrey worked for the Women Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), National Assn. of Colored Women’s Clubs, including in Rochester, and was a friend and eulogist... more

Sep 26, 2020

Jane Rhodes is the author of “Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the 19th Century”and professor and department head, African American Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago. Rhodes... more

Cobblestone Arts Center
Oct 3, 2020

Akwaaba: The Heritage Associates, a Rochester based group of storytellers and reenactors will provide a dramatic reenactment of the civil rights activist and founder Mississippi Freedom Democratic... more

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Oct 10, 2020

Mary Talbert was an African American suffragist and early 20th century reformer, serving as President of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and V.P. NAACP in charge of their... more