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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:00 PM
Gates Hall, 4107 Lake Road, Pultneyville, NY  14538


To locals the history of the Underground Railroad is not unknown.  A terminus for slaves was located in the Samuel Cuyler home in the area of present-day Forman Park.  Homes, still standing, containing hiding places for run-away slaves, are situated on Washington St., Pultneyville and Route 21 South in Williamson.  Further to the east "underground" tunnels, thought to be passageways for slaves, were discovered in Sodus Point.

With the discovery of these “underground” tunnels in Sodus Point, Marti Tertinek, a resident of the “point”,  thought it would be a fun winter project to create an “Underground Railroad Sampler Quilt” designed by Eleanor Burns.  She gained the sponsorship of the Neighborhood Association of Sodus Point and acquired the technical help of “The Quilting Bee”, in Sodus, to create a 16-Block quilt.  With the help of 8-9 friends,  a beautiful quilt was created.

Marti will present a little bit of the history of the “quilt code”, the “Underground Railroad”, some facts, some legend, and, of course, the exhibition of the actual quilt itself on Wednesday, March 9 (note change of date) at 7 PM in Gates Hall.  The public is invited to this free program after which refreshments will be served. 

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