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Press Release

Publish Date: 7/26/2013

Walking Tour - "African American Life and the Abolitionist Movement in Canajoharie"

Montgomery County Historian/RMO Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar will lead a walking tour in the Village of Canajoharie on Saturday, August 10th at 11am. The tour will highlight various sites associated with the African Americans who lived in Canajoharie during the 19th century as well as potential abolitionist activity. Brochures will identify the sites on a map of the Village of Canajoharie and the walking tour will include a portion of the sites, not all, but the brochures/maps will be available long after thewalking tour.

We will meet at the NBT Bank parking lot on the corner of Route 10 and Mohawk Street (site of Hotel Wagner and the former drive-thru bank) at 11am. There will some hills involved in the walking tour and it is expected to last approximately 1 hour.

This tour is made possible with funds from the Montgomery County Occupancy Tax administered by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.

Please contact the Montgomery County Department of History & Archives at 518-853-8186 for further information.