Free, public tour of the 1858 Jervis house will be offered on the third Thursday of the month throughout the summer, beginning Thursday, June 21. Other tour dates are July 19, Aug. 16, and Sept. 20. Tours begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Information Desk and last approximately one hour.
No registration is necessary, just get there several minutes before the 2:30 p.m. start.
The tour will feature a walk-through of the 613 N. Washington St. home of library founder and prominent 19th century civil engineer John Bloomfield Jervis.
Jervis designed the Croton Aqueduct, the first reliable water supply to New York City, which was used for much of the 19th century, as well as numerous early railroads and canals. He also designed his Greek Revival-style home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The home was established as Rome’s public library in 1895.
For more information, contact reference librarian Lori Chien at 336-4570 or email@example.com.
On the net: www.jervislibrary.org