In The Heart Of New York's Finger Lakes
New for 2010: Never-before-seen items from the Eva Ingersoll Wakefield collection!
The Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum showcases Ingersoll's originality, his wit, his power as a persuader, and his role in history - in the Finger Lakes home where he was born. Historical artifacts, displays, and a specially-produced high-definition video presentation bring Ingersoll and his times to life. On display are Ingersoll's walking stick; his Masonic sword; a complete manuscript of his most famous speech, "Ghosts"; and a great variety of period artifacts. Explanatory signage tells the whole story of Ingersoll's life, lavishly illustrated with photos, drawings, and period mementos. The upstairs room where Ingersoll was born has been restored with authentic period furniture. A "Local History Room" displays artifacts from Dresden's past. The Village of Dresden historian maintains an office and archives upstairs in a private area of the house.
" . . . packed with memorabilia that will fascinate anyone
who cares about the history of radical dissent in America."
The New York Times
Suggested Donation: $2.00
Group tours are available
Who is Robert Green Ingersoll, and what's to be seen at his birthplace museum? The answers are in the new 14½ minute introductory video... the very program viewed by visitors to the museum.
Production of this video was funded by a grant from the James Hervey Johnson Charitable Educational Trust.