Scott Tady, Beaver County Times
ROCHESTER — On Memorial Day, Rochester will dedicate its two new parks by the roundabout at 9:30 a.m.
After that will come an open house at the Rochester Heritage Society & Museum at noon.
The borough’s new History Park is where the former Veterans Park was at the roundabout.
With funding from a state grant, Rochester, in partnership with the museum, created a huge granite map of Rochester in the center of History Park, held up by a brick stand embedded with H.C. Fry Glass Co. glass shards.
Ten history panels are in place, each one covering a historic aspect of Rochester, such as the world-renowned Fry Glass plant and other glass companies, schools, churches, transportation, athletes, hotels, the town of Rochester, noteworthy citizens and entertainment.
“We also had a brick fundraiser for the museum and they are in place around the center map,” Michelle Long, president of the Rochester Heritage Society and Museum, said.
Across the street is the second completed park, Veterans Park, also by the roundabout. Rochester officials and museum representatives will attend the event.
“This project has been a three-year adventure,” Long said.
Scott Tady is the local Entertainment Reporter for The Beaver County Times and Ellwood City Ledger. He’s easy to reach at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @scotttady
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