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Journey of the Public Universal Friend

Fri September 15 - Sun December 31 Penn Yan, NY 14527 US Directions

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107 Chapel Street
Penn Yan, NY US 14527


The Public Universal Friend was an enigmatic religious founder and leader in the late 18th and early 19th century. The Friend and the followers of their sect, the Society of Universal Friends, were the first non-native settlers of what is now Yates County, New York. As we celebrate the county's bicentennial, join us as we follow the route of the Public Universal Friend and their followers as they created their sect, moved from New England and found a new home in Yates County. Learn interesting facts about 18th century history, life and culture, and all about the life of this enigmatic religious leader and founder of America's first denomination created after independence. 

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Tier 1: Sarah Friend Richards $500 or more
Tier 2: Malin Sisters $250-$499
Tier 3: Penelope Hazard Potter $100-$240

The Public Universal Friend Bed and Breakfast, 3269 Italy Friend Road, Branchport, New York 14418, (315) 536-4541

Kirk Palmatier 

Tier 4: Ruth Prichard Level (Other)

Sally Williams

Nina Sankovich



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