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Patrick Tavern: "Meet Benjamin Ledyard"

  • Presented By: Village of Aurora Historical Society
  • Dates: October 7, 2023 - October 8, 2023
  • Location: Patrick Tavern
  • Address: 302 Main St, Aurora, NY 14052
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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At the 1793 Patrick Tavern, 302 Main St., Aurora, visitors will “Meet Benjamin Ledyard,” the Revolutionary War officer for whom the Town of Ledyard was named, in a self-guided display. Ledyard was commissioned the land agent for the Military Tract in 1795. He mapped, and perhaps named, the Village of Aurora, which lies within the Town later named for him; his map included a sketch of Joshua Patrick's tavern, site of the Path Through History Weekend event. Viewers will become acquainted not only with Benjamin Ledyard's life, work and family, but also the enslaved members of his household who were foundational members of Aurora's early African-American community, and some of his contemporaries and friends, including Aaron Burr. A schedule of interactive demonstrations (all ages) includes basketweaving, leather working, floral art and more.

Explore all the Aurora-Ledyard Museum Group offerings during Path Through History Weekend including the nearby Antique Printing Museum Open House and Fall-Back-to-the-Future-Fest!