As the birthplace of the women’s rights movement, the home of Frederick Douglass and the site of one of the largest historic villages in the nation, the Finger Lakes region provides visitors with a variety of opportunities to learn about the people and events seminal to American history. See how Rochester became a seat of innovation and learning during the 19th and early 20th centuries while also learning about cutting edge research that is helping to restore its technological leadership. You will also have the opportunity to experience some of New York’s agricultural treasures and tour some of the grape fields and wineries that are putting the Finger Lakes Region on the culinary map.
The museum, which is located on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal, details the history of local waterways and their impact on the Finger Lakes region. The waterways fostered industrial growth, forward-thinking... more