Medaille College to Sponsor a Parkside Walking Tour on June 13 as Part of the Erie County Bicentennial Celebration

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Medaille College to Sponsor a Parkside Walking Tour on June 13 as Part of the Erie County Bicentennial Celebration

Posted by Medaille University Office of Communications

Parkside Walking Tour

As part of the Erie County Bicentennial Celebration, Medaille College is sponsoring a Parkside Walking Tour, which will be held on Sunday, June 13, at 10 a.m., and will be free and open to the WNY community. No registration is required, and all are welcome to come explore the history of one of Buffalo’s premier neighborhoods, through a guided walking tour led by Julianna Woite and Mary Beth Scumaci, co-authors of Western New York and the Gilded Age. Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Marketing & Communications Specialist Zhi Ting Phua will also be meeting the group in Delaware Park to provide additional insight on the history of the park and conservancy.

The tour will explore the history of Medaille’s campus grounds, the Humboldt Parkway houses, Delaware Park, the Parkside Lodge and more, and will begin and end at Medaille College’s Buffalo campus, located at 18 Agassiz Circle (Buffalo, NY 14214) within the heart of the historic Olmsted Crescent. Parking will be free, and a small reception will follow the tour.

Those who are not able to join in person or who want a sneak peek may participate in the Virtual Parkside Walking Tour. The College also invites all of its alumni and all Western New York community members to share their images and memories of Medaille College, Delaware Park or the Parkside Community. Photos and memories may be submitted online and will be added to the virtual tour archive. 

In addition to being local history experts, Mary Beth Scumaci (Director of Online Learning) and Julianna Woite (Online Course Designer & Trainer) are both staff members at Medaille. 

Medaille College’s stately, tree-lined Buffalo campus occupies thirteen acres in the heart of the Olmsted Crescent, a historic area of parkways and landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

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