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FROST TOWN: HISTORY & ECOLOGY OF A GHOST TOWN
Explore the history of the nature center landscape through the story of Frost Town, an abandoned 19th-century town built around the timber industry.
Did you know that over a hundred years ago…
- There was a logging camp in the forest around the nature center, along with several houses, a school, and other buildings
- A train ran down Briggs Gully to Honeoye
- The nature center landscape was almost entirely deforested
Come explore those facts and learn many more at our new exhibit, Frost Town: The History and Ecology of a Ghost Town. This exhibit will delve into the history of how the landscape around the nature has changed over the last 250 years. It will focus on Frost Town, a 19th-century town built around the timber industry, and explore why this town was eventually abandoned. Visitors will also be able to explore the archaeological work being done at Frost Town and discover the many signs of human activity that can still be found in these woods.
A free public exhibit reception will be held from 5-6pm on Saturday, May 13th. Light refreshments will be provided.
This exhibit is funded by the American Council of Learned Societies and gives the public access to the ongoing work of Frost Town Archaeology. Learn more about Frost Town Archaeology at frosttownarchaeology.com.