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Geneva Historical Society offers journey through New York’s architectural history

The Geneva Historical Society will host a journey through the making of the book “Historic New York: Architectural Journeys in the Empire State,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 in the Prouty-Chew Museum on South Main Street.

Andy Olenick, creator of the more than 300 full-color photographs in the recent coffee table book, will present a 45-minute PowerPoint talk about the five-year, 50,000-mile process involved in its making.

He will show how he created some of the photos, tell stories of having to ride a bike into a remote site with all his equipment, and share some of his favorite sites. The program will include dozens of his photographs and a question-and-answer period. After the talk, Olenick will be available to sign books, which will also be available for purchase.

“Historic New York begins” in Long Island, home to some of the nation's finest estates; and meanders westward ending at the Niagara Frontier with its famous falls and fort. In between, the book visits every region of the state, documenting its architectural treasures, including the Geneva Historical Society’s Rose Hill Mansion, in full-color photographs.

For details, call the museum at (315) 789-5151.

The Prouty-Chew House, at 543 S. Main St., is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and parking is on the street or in the Trinity Episcopal Church lot across South Main Street.