New for 2018, the website of the Freethought Trail has undergone a major overhaul and redesign. The Council for Secular Humanism’s celebration of radical-reform activism in west-central New York State now includes a record 115 sites. A wholly redesigned website made its debut in February 2018 and can be visited at www.freethought-trail.org.
The revamped site is fresh with gorgeous visuals, simple navigation, and, most importantly, a trove of information on the individuals, groups, places, and social movements that made the region stretching from Rochester to Utica, New York, such a flashpoint of progressivism, radicalism, and reform.
Deeply researched and painstakingly organized, the new Freethought Trail website is a way to delve deeply into another era, to be enlightened by historical scholarship, and to be surprised by the discovery of facts and stories too seldom told. It’s America’s freethought history, newly experienced.
Development of the new site and of a redesigned companion brochure available at tourist information booths along the New York State Thruway were funded by a generous grant from the James Hervey Johnson Charitable Educational Trust. Web design was by Ingenious, Inc., of Buffalo, New York.