We are counting down to an exciting new feature on the Lower Falls Foundation website.

Every week in 2017, we will feature a new installment of This Week in Lower Falls History. We will highlight significant events and people that have shaped this area. We want readers to understand how critical this section of the river has been to the development of Rochester. We also want everyone to appreciate how important it is to bring back this area to the prominence it deserves and to help the nearby neighborhoods reach the potential they are capable of.

There have been centuries of important historical events associated with the Lower Falls and the development of not only the neighborhoods around the Gorge but also all of the United States. This year-long series will highlight many of these events. As you follow these posts each week, we encourage you to add other dates which also should be remembered.