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Sharing History in Sodus Point

Two events will be taking place at Willow Park, Sodus Point on Sat., June 23rd with the rain-date of Sunday, June 24th. Starting at 1:30 will be a short dedication for the War of 1812 International Bicentennial Peace Garden. The Sodus Point Garden Club has joined with 16 other community efforts to be a part of this Peace Garden Trail. Find out more about this effort, location of gardens along Lake Ontario and our local Battle of Sodus Point by joining us at our lovely, hill-side garden.

Immediately following this, right down the sidewalk at our Information Center will be the opportunity to hear about Sodus Point’s connection with the Pennsylvania Railroad, coal shipment and the burning of the trestle in 1971. Long-time Sodus Point resident, Henry Zerbe will be on hand to share RR memorabilia, photos and stories from his many years working for the Penn. RR.

The Information Center, that was previously the railroad yardmaster’s office, will be open that day, as well. Take the opportunity at this outside reception to go inside the little building to see historic photos recently mounted there and pick up some informative brochures and maps.

The Neighborhood Association of Sodus Point will be hosting with free lemonade and cookies from 2-4 that afternoon right outside the Information Center.

All are welcome to join us in sharing some of our local history. Hope you can stop by for the Peace Garden Dedication at 1:30, followed by the historic railroad “open house” reception with Henry Zerbe from 2-4. Since these are both outside events, we are planning Sat., 6/23 with the rain-date of Sun., 6/24. You may call Edie at 585-750-0688 to confirm.

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