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Historic Central New York
Historic Central New York:

Celebrating 19th Century Social Reform


Central New York State has a rich history, most especially notable for its contribution to the social and religious reform movements of the Nineteenth Century. Between Ohio and Massachusetts (most particularly between Rochester and Utica, New York) lived many of the leaders of the great reform movements whose contributions shaped the world of their time and dramatically altered the course of global events. This site was created to promote understanding of the many important events in the history of American Social Reform that will be celebrated in 1997 and 1998.

Click anywhere on the image above to learn about our heritage, or begin with any of the starting points for exploration that are provided below:

The Leaders

Frederick Douglass | Harriet Tubman | Elizabeth Cady Stanton | Susan B. Anthony | Beriah Green
Jermain Loguen | John Humphrey Noyes | Gerrit Smith | Matilda Joslyn Gage | John Brown | William Henry Seward | Samuel J. May

The Trail of The Reformers

Rochester | Seneca Falls | Auburn | Skaneateles | Cazenovia | Peterboro | Oneida
Utica | North Elba | Oswego | Fayetteville | Syracuse

Other stories

Harriet Powell's Escape from Slavery | The Oneida Community


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