Our Historic Heritage

| May 12, 2015

Rochester’s West Hill Community A hike sponsored by the Rochester Historical Society Saturday, June 6, 2015 10:00-3:00 (Rain date June 7th at 12:30) Visit the homesteads of 9 West Hill families, including the Smith’s, Jones’, Crossman’s, and Cary’s. See where the Whitney family, featured in the play “Ransom”, lived. Take Route 73 West to West […]

“Lives Interrupted”

| May 10, 2011

Saturday June 4, 2011 10:00 AM, Jones Mountain Rd. Join the Rochester Historical Society on one of their popular hikes to the Jones Mountain/Fassett Basin area of West Rochester. Learn about how these families contributed to Rochester’s effort in the Civil War. See where the Joshua Whitney family, featured in the original play “Ransom” lived […]