Dr. Margarita S. Guillory and her team at the University of Rochester have been working on this Public History Project for years. On digrocreligions.org, you will find fascinating information about the history of the Megiddo Mission and its place in the 19th Ward, as well as history about the several Roman Catholic churches/parishes that eventually merged into St. Monica’s—just as two examples.
July 10, 2020 Twelve volunteers from the 19th Ward including St. Monica Church members and relatives of persons buried at Rapids Cemetery broke the one-day record for black raspberry harvesting at the cemetery’s food forest last Sunday. New trellises plus the creation of distinct rows of raspberry plants made harvesting easier. When the harvesting is finished, the raspberries will be delivered to St. Peter’s Kitchen at 681 Brown […]
This year we have lost a few of our cherished, long-term businesses in the 19th Ward such as Cutaia’s Meat Market. We’ve seen examples like this from the past like the one below. Let’s come together to help our local businesses thrive! Join our history committee, come to a delegates meeting, and visit one of your local restaurants or businesses.
Our committee has produced a series of twenty-two videos on neighborhood history which show in rotation at the Arnett Library. We are currently working on a “Then & Now” video, and towards that end are seeking old 19th Ward photos showing interesting streetscapes. Here is a sample: