Blog » Archive: February 2013

  • 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

    February 25th, 2013
    A little over one-hundred fifty years ago, on September 22, 1862, President Lincoln took a step he had planned for months and proclaimed that as of January 1, 1863 “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.…”
  • A Site Manager’s Day

    February 22nd, 2013
    Typical day of the site manager of Rose Hill and Johnston House
  • What is History?

    February 19th, 2013
    Discussion of what is history.
  • The Helpful Horse

    February 11th, 2013
    The rise of the automobile and the decline of using horses for transportation in Geneva, New York.
  • Kidnapped!

    February 4th, 2013
    The kidnapping of two African American men from Geneva, New York in 1857