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Farmington-Scipio Regional Meeting of Friends Provide $1500 grant

We have officially received, with grateful hearts, the $1500 grant from Farmington-Scipio Regional Meeting of Friends to develop an interpretive program for the Farmington Quaker Crossroads Historic District. Stay tuned! We are writing a grant proposal to the National Trust … Continue reading

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NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation awards matching grant to Elizabeth Cady Stanton Foundation

Hello Friends– We are so pleased—absolutely delighted—to announce that the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Foundation, through NYS’s Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, has received a grant of $330,000 from New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund for this project. Now, … Continue reading

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Office of Cultural Education grants provisional charter for 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse

Thanks to help from Alaine Espenscheid, we have now received our provisional certification (renewable after five years) for the new not-for-profit corporation called the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse. See the attachment to Alaine’s note (below) for our official letter. Alaine … Continue reading

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Matching grant from NY State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

Contributed by Christopher Densmore, Curator Friends Historical Library Hello Friends Check out this excellent news from Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, through Fran and Gail Caracillo—$330,000 from our Environmental Protection Fund application from last year for the Meetinghouse! … Continue reading

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Historical notes regarding Thomas McClintock

Contributed by Christopher Densmore, Curator Friends Historical Library The Journal was a Hicksite Quaker publication in the 1870s and 1880s, edited by Joseph Gibbons and his daughter Phebe E. Gibbons (from Lampeter, now Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster County, PA). The Gibbons were … Continue reading

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Group works to save 1816 Farmington building

JAMES GOODMAN · STAFF WRITER · MAY 24, 2009 This article originally ran in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Passers-by might not realize the importance of the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse, which now looks like a barn hit by a … Continue reading

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Anonymous gift, fund raising, and National Register nomination for Alasa Farms

Hello Friends– 1. Fund-raising for Phase I–Stabilization and Enclosure: Yesterday, we received wonderful, fantabulous news! An anonymous donor is giving $10,000 toward our match for the $47,000 we received last year from the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom, to … Continue reading

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Judith Wellman and Helen Kirker meet with Farmington Town Board

Hi Friends–Last night, Helen and I gave a update about our project to the Farmington Town Board. We were very pleased at their kind reception and very appreciative of all their patience over the past three years. We gave the … Continue reading

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a Trustee’s Report to the Macedon Library Board

The First Minutes of the Town of Macedon, dated 1823, have made the transition from the finder, Sally Millick, to Judy Gravino and the Town Board, to the Bullis Room Committee at the MPL, and to the specialist who will … Continue reading

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News article: Where it stands: Farmington Quaker meetinghouse

Judy Wellman and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Foundation are still pushing forward in hopes that one day, the historic Farmington Quaker meetinghouse on County Road 8 in Farmington will be restored, preserved and moved across the street. Slowly and steadily, … Continue reading

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