Photo by Gary Goodridge
The following was written by Antoinette Brown Blackwell and sent by her grandson, Horace Beebe Robinson, for the Henrietta archives.
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"my sixth year, we moved into a new stone house (now 1099 Pinnacle Road) a short distance from the log house on the same side
of the road. On the day of the moving we children were required to remain at the old house until most of the furniture had been taken over, with the promise that we should help by each bringing something. The toddling baby was given a tin coffeepot, which he held in both his hands while my sister and I took hold of his arms, each of us holding a full pail in our free hand, and then we marched in a row down the hill to the new house, making a little fete of the moving."
Excerpt from "Henrietta Heritage"
by Eleanor C. Kalsbeck
Join us Sun. January 20th, 2pm, at the Henrietta Senior Center
for an afternoon learning about Henrietta native
Antoinette Brown Blackwell.
Born in a log cabin here in Henrietta in 1825,
She became the first ordained woman Minister in United States
Speaker: Catherine Frangenburg
All programs are free and handicap accessible
- to educate the public about the history of Henrietta, New York
- to encourage community interest in the town's history
- to collect, preserve, and exhibit artifacts, writings, and historical items
- to conduct and collect oral histories from town residents
- to serve the educational and cultural needs of Henrietta, New York