The Sodus and Williamson Underground Railroad Audio Visual Auto Tour Just Got Easier to Access
The Black History Month in a Year Project has placed lawn signs at sites in Williamson and Sodus where authenticated antebellum underground railroad stations and/or abolitionist activities took place. Each sign is 24 x 18 inches and includes a QR Code that, when activated by a smart phone, will take viewers to the Underground Railroad Audio Visual Auto Tour explaining the site in detail. Once at the on-line site, you will use the code (i.e., BH 001…) that is taped on the sign to find the narrative matched to the site that you are visiting. The twenty-one stops on the auto tour are primarily homes built prior to the Civil War that harbored freedom seekers escaping enslavement. However, the tour also includes a mural in Sodus Pt., Bushnell’s Burial Place on Lake Road, a historic marker commemorating the Maxwell Settlement (a 18th Century Black Community) on North Geneva Road in Sodus and Union Church (aka Gates Hall)/Public Square in Pultneyville among others.
You may get a preview of The Sodus Underground Railroad Audio Visual Auto Tour by visiting Sodus Narrated Abolition/Underground Railroad (waynehistorians.org) and Williamson Underground Railroad Audio Visual Auto Tour by visiting Williamson Narrated Abolition/Underground Railroad (waynehistorians.org) or by accessing this QR Code: