Historical marker to be unveiled in city Tuesday

The Dunkirk Historical Museum is pleased to announce another Lafayette Trail and William G. Pomeroy Foundation Marker will be installed in Dunkirk on Tuesday. The Lafayette Trail, Inc. and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, are the two organizations behind the realization of our Lafayette Trail marker.

In June of 1825, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, traveled from Westfield to Fredonia to Dunkirk in order to board a ship that would take him to Buffalo. This was part of Lafayette’s “grand tour” of America in 1824-25. This marker is part of the Lafayette Trail bicentennial celebration that is ongoing through 2025.

The public is invited to attend the unveiling of this marker at the Dunkirk dock at the end of Central Avenue at 10 a.m. The event will include a brief ceremony with remarks by city Mayor Kate Wdowiasz and City Historian Diane Andrasik will be made prior to the unveiling of the marker.

A special thanks to Paul Scheeler, past president of the Dunkirk Historic; Society,: Julien Icher, Founder and President, of The Lafayette Trail, Inc.; Mayor Kate Wdowiasz; Past Mayor Wilfred Rosas; Randy Woodbury, Director of Public Works; and Mike Przybycien, Deputy Director of Public Works) for their roles in this effort to make Dunkirk part of this nationwide celebration.

For more information regarding the ongoing bicentennial celebration of the Lafayette Trail go to the following website. https://lafayette200.org.


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