Discover the history and stories hidden within places you walk by every day. Join Matt Rogers of The Lost Borough on a Hidden History walking tour of the Park Avenue neighborhoods. People, events, inventions, folklore, athletics, urban legends, and more will be featured in this survey of Rochester and its fascinating history hiding in plain sight.
Please note: This is a 2.5-mile walking tour on flat or very gradually inclined pavement, sidewalks, and public park pathways. It is accessible to mobility aids. You are encouraged to bring your own personal water bottle to stay hydrated. This class will run rain or shine. Please wear appropriate clothes for the weather and walking shoes.
This class is appropriate for ages 14+. Anyone under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. Please purchase one ticket per person attending.
This class will begin and end at the intersection of Alexander Street and Park Avenue.
If you would like to request a sign language interpreter or will be attending class with an aide, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).
About the teacher:
Matt Rogers has been sharing stories of Rochester for the past eight years as the artist behind The Lost Borough (formerly Transit Apparel), a brand that celebrates the history, culture, and pride of our cities. As a native Rochesterian and avid explorer, he finds that the best way for people to truly know their cities is by walking its streets and venturing into the urban landscape around them. Outside of history and exploration, Matt's passions lie somewhere between art, life, beer, and legos.
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