Saturday, October 9, 2010



- 3:00 pm - Rose O'Keefe - Historic Genesee Country

(See 10/03 post below for History Fair details)

Rose O'Keefe (Lady History Fair) grew up in the suburbs of New York City, except for four years spent with her family living outside of Paris, France.

After graduating from SUNY Potsdam during the Viet Nam years, Rose moved to Rochester, New York, and discovered the beauty of the Genesee River Valley and Finger Lakes region on camping outings with family and friends. Since then, she has become a local historian, with a special interest in the Frederick Douglass family's years in Rochester from 1847-1872.

Rose has enjoyed presenting slide shows on Rochester's South Wedge, the southeast side of the city, the Douglass family, and most recently, a broader look at the greater Genesee Valley.

Her three books are: "Historic Genesee Country" (History Press, 2010)

"Southeast Rochester" (Arcadia, 2006) and

"Rochester's South Wedge" (Arcadia, 2005).

If you attend, stop by the Canal Society of New York's table and say hello.

- David Minor

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