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Joseph Ellicott’s Ghost: The Holland Land Company’s Lasting Impact

10/06 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Though the Holland Land Company ceased to be over 175 years ago, its impact in the development of Western New York is still felt today. Join Executive Director of the Holland Land Office Museum, Ryan Duffy, for a program featuring the Holland Land Company and Joseph Ellicott.

Admission is pay what you wish.

About the Speaker

Ryan Duffy has been the Executive Director of the Holland Land Office Museum in Batavia, NY since 2017. He is the author of a bi-weekly local history article in the Batavia Daily News; the creator of the museum’s Artifact Video series, a weekly YouTube video highlighting various artifacts; and an article in Western New York Heritage Magazine on the Richmond Mansion in Batavia. He has also been a guest lecturer for various historical agencies around Western New York.

Ryan Duffy is graduate of St. Bonaventure University and received a M.A. in History from Bowling Green State University with a Certificate in Public History. He also completed coursework in Museum Studies at Buffalo State College. He previously worked as a docent at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and at Canalside. He is also a member of the City of Batavia’s Historic Preservation Commission.

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