Geneva, N.Y.: The Geneva Historical Society's 2021 virtual Spring Lecture Series kicks off with the program “A Dangerous Freedom: Abolitionists, Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad in Yates County,” presented by Tricia Noel of the Yates County History Center on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. Ms. Noel will focus on six abolitionists active in Yates County and the sites associated with them. This presentation is a companion to the Yates County History Center's recently opened exhibit of the same name.
Tricia Lewis Noel graduated from Geneva High School and received her BA in American Studies from Wells College in 2001 and her MA in American History from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She worked for Colonial Williamsburg, the Virginia State Archives, and many other museums and historic sites before coming to the Yates County History Center in 2018.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the lecture will be presented virtually through Zoom, and advance registration is required. A device, internet connection, and email address are necessary to participate. To register, participants should visit the program event page on the Geneva Historical Society website event calendar. The necessary login information will be sent to registrants via email 24 hours prior to the program. For any problems with registration or to register by phone, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151. Registrations must be complete before 12:00 noon, March 23, the day of the program.
The Lecture Series is supported in part by the Samuel B. Williams fund for programs in the Humanities and is free and open to the public. For more information about the program, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151 or visit genevahistoricalsociety.com.