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News & Announcements

Copies of the Historical Society's Newsletter are available here.

The Finger Lakes Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, in conjunction with the Frontenac Historical Society & Museum, will unveil a Patriot Burial Marker honoring Revolutionary War veteran, James Carr. The dedication will be held at the Old Quaker Cemetery on Grove Street in Union Springs at 1pm on Sunday June 11th.

Shortly after enlisting in the Continental Army, Carr was captured by the British near Fort Anne and transported to Montreal where he spent four years as a prisoner of war. Subsequent to his release, Carr settled on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in an area no known as Carrs Cove. The home built there still stands today.

The William Pomeroy Foundation funded the marker through a program with the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). The Frontenac Museum was pleased to have provided the research and documentation which enabled the Finger Lakes Chapter, SAR, to receive this grant.

The Frontenac Historical Society and Museum has been gifted a beautiful painting by Bob Doremus. The Museum will be raffling this picture at all upcoming events and every day the museum is open to visitors.

Upcoming events: Doug's Fish Fry - June 30th from 11am-6pm.

July 16th Program at 7pm - How Farming Folk Made Contact with the World

Museum Visiting Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4pm.

Ticket Cost: $2/ticket; 6 for $10; 12 fro $20 Drawing will be at last program scheduled in October.

Prohibition and the illegal sale of alcohol was a major factor in the rise of Organized Crime to a National level. This is a presentation on some of those people involved, mostly NYS crime individuals with information on some in the locale of Union Springs. This era of Organized Crime created some of the most infamous figures in American History. And in an interesting twist, some of them would emerge as some of the most patriotic Americans in the years prior to and during WWII.

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