Five Curated Trails Expand

June 12, 2020

Five of the Freethought Trail's Curated Trails—suggested tours for those with particular historic interests—have been expanded, reflecting the Trail's significant growth (now 159 sites).

Freethought Trail Adds 150th Historic Site

May 11, 2020

The Freethought Trail has reached another milestone, designating its 150th historic site page.

Ingersoll Museum to Remain Closed Due to COVID-19

May 7, 2020

For Immediate Release: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council for Secular Humanism announced this week that the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum will not open as scheduled on Memorial Day weekend, and will remain closed until further notice.

New "Events" Category Fully Populated

March 11, 2020

Well ahead of schedule, the Freethought Trail has fully populated its newly-added category, Historical Events.

First New Suffrage Convention Pages to "Go Live" on Freethought Trail

February 20, 2020

The first new pages interpreting annual conventions of the New York Woman Suffrage Association held in west-central New York State between 1890 and 1914 will "go live" in early March on the Freethought Trail.

Freethought Trail Unveils New Category: Events

February 20, 2020

In a significant expansion, the Freethought Trail will open a major new presentation category: Events. Beginning in March, the Trail will interpret historic radical-reform activism in west-central New York State through the categories of Profiles (reformer biographies), Sites (historic places), and now Events.

New on the Freethought Trail: Follow the Steps of Ingersoll!

February 10, 2020

A new Curated Trail added to the Freethought Trail website brings together the fifteen historic sites where Robert Green Ingersoll lectured in west-central New York State.

Freethought Trail Begins Observance of Suffrage Centennial

September 4, 2019

The Freethought Trail has begun its observance of the centenary of woman suffrage by expanding its core coverage of the suffrage movement. The following existing informational pages have been significantly expanded:

Freethought Trail Spotlights Susan B. Anthony's Trial for Voting

September 4, 2019

The Freethought Trail continues its ongoing observance of the centenary of woman suffrage by adding pages to interpret the trial of Susan B. Anthony for voting illegally in the U. S. Presidential election of 1872. New pages profile Canandaigua, New York, where the trial was held; and the Ontario County Courthouse located there, where the important trial actually took place.

190-Year-Old Lecture Identified!

March 24, 2019

Persistent research has made possible the addition of a new site to the Freethought Trail: the site where sex radical Frances "Fanny" Wright probably gave a consequential lecture in Auburn, New York, in 1829.

Five New Sites (and New Information) Added to Trail

March 11, 2019

The Freethought Trail has added five new sites (bringing the total number of sites to a record 123) and enriched its coverage of nineteenth-century antislavery political action.

The Trail Grows Again

July 18, 2018

Three new sites and two new biographies of reformers have been added to the Freethought Trail. In all, the Trail now includes a record 118 historic sites.

Penn Yan Chronicle Express Notes Museum's Silver Anniversary

July 9, 2018

The weekly newspaper the Penn Yan Chronicle Express posted a story on June 30 making note of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum's 25th anniversary season.

Gage Opera Comes to Cazenovia July 20

July 6, 2018

Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage, a commissioned opera about Fayetteville suffragist and freethinker Matilda Joslyn Gage, will receive its second performance one night only at the Catherine Cummings Theatre, 22 Lincklaen St, Cazenovia NY, on Friday, July 20, at 7:30 pm.

Finger Lakes Times Strikes Again - With an Article

June 27, 2018

The Finger Lakes Times, the area's premier regional newspaper, spotlighted the Ingersoll Museum's 25th anniversary season with a full-length article.

Ingersoll Museum's 25th Season Noticed in Finger Lakes Times

May 23, 2018

The Finger Lakes Times covered the silver anniversary of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum.

Museum Receives Extremely Rare Broadside Poster

April 16, 2018

The Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum (a co-anchor of the Freethought Trail) received an extremely rare, oversized (69" x 36") broadside poster from 1876 excerpting an Ingersoll speech.

Ingersoll Museum Silver Anniversary Conference: Registration Now Open

April 9, 2018

Online registration is now available for the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum's Silver Anniversary Conference / Tour Event.

2018 Ingersoll Museum newsletter is online

April 4, 2018

The 2018 edition of Ingersoll Report, the annual newsletter of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum, is now available online.

NY Cultural Heritage Tourism Network Expands Into Western New York!

April 2, 2018

The New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network (NYCHTN) will reach out to cultural heritage tourism institutions in WNY with a networking meeting in the greater Buffalo area.

Trail Member News

April 2, 2018

Historian Norman K. Dann debuts new book on Peter Smith, founder of Peterboro and the father of reformer Gerrit Smith.

Presenting the 'Radically' Redesigned Freethought Trail Website

March 15, 2018

The "soft open" is over. The newly redesigned Freethought Trail website is now live.

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