Over the years, several writers have stayed here; at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast, to write specifically about the activities of the Underground Railroad here and nearby Sodus and Sodus Point, NY. I've shared the plethora of clues I've collected over the years that give some pretty strong evidence that our home was actually a safe harbor for fugitive slaves and that the ancestors were abolitionists.
With that said I have always been interested in learning more about how quilts were used as signals for safe passage from one safe house to the next. On June 4th the Neighborhood Association of Sodus Point is hosting an "UNDERGROUND RAILROAD QUILT PRESENTATION" at Captain Jack's in Sodus Point from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free Refreshments and cash bar. Hope to see you there!
Legends and Lore of the Underground Railroad
I'm also excited to learn that the Village of Sodus Point Historian has recently applied for a Legends and Lore of the Underground Railroad marker for our property. Bruce Farrington, Village Historian of Sodus Point is heading the effort in helping us get the Preston - Gaylord Cobblestone Farmhouse, a.k.a Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast, recognized as being a safe house for fugitive slaves in the 1800's.
Historic Trolley RidesJune 14, 2015 - Hear local history while riding "Molly the Trolley" around historic Sodus Point, NY from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. *Two different rides: one on the history of the trolley and one on the local history of Sodus Point. Adults ride for $10 and Children are $5. You must call ahead to reserve a seat : (585) 750-0688. From 1900 to 1929 the Rochester-Sodus Bay Railroad took passengers to Sodus Bay for $1.32 to picnic, fish, sail and conduct commerce. This event is sponsored by the Neighborhood Association of Sodus Point.
History Alive at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum:
May 20, 2015 6:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m.- Sodus Point Village Hall, 8356 Bay St., Sodus Point, NY. Rosie the Riveter to Harriet the Happy Homemaker; Womens's roles in the 40's and 50's presented by Rob Edelman. For more information go to www.sodusbaylighthouse.org