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Corn Hill Arts Festival Historical Trivia Sweepstakes

Did you know that Corn Hill is the oldest residential neighborhood in Rochester? Located on the banks of the Genesee River and a short walk from the bustling world of downtown, Corn Hill is a vibrant showcase of history. From the neighborhood’s architecture to the people who once called the neighborhood home, Corn Hill has a long and rich past. Enter the Corn Hill Arts Festival Historical Trivia Sweepstakes to put your knowledge to the test for your chance to win a 2019 Corn Hill Arts Festival Poster—signed by poster artist, John Hinman.

To celebrate the Festival and all that it signifies, ESL will be holding the Corn Hill Arts Festival Historical Trivia Sweepstakes! Now through July 14, members of the community are encouraged to test their knowledge of all things Corn Hill and enter to win one of five signed posters and a $200 ESL Visa® Gift Card.

Below are five historically based trivia questions based on happenings and events that occurred in Corn Hill over the years. Please provide the correct answer for each of the questions. Fill out the submission form with all of the information required. All correct submissions will be entered into the Sweepstakes and the winners will be chosen at random. Incomplete or incorrect submission forms do not qualify.

Sweepstakes Dates

  • June 10–July 14, 2019


  • Five winners will receive a signed Plak-it style 2019 Commemorative Corn Hill Arts Festival poster.
  • Each winner will also receive a $200 ESL Visa Gift Card.

How to Enter

  1. Answer the five historically based trivia questions to the best of your ability by the end of the day on July 14 for a chance to win.
  2. Fill out the submission form with all of the required information, including a response for each of the trivia questions listed.
  3. All completed submission forms with all five historical trivia questions answered correctly will be entered into the Sweepstakes with the winners chosen at random on July 19, 2019. Winners will be notified by August 9, 2019.

Historical Facts Trivia Questions

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Maud Humphrey, an artist lived in Corn Hill. She was the mother of Humphrey Bogart.
Corn Hill was referred to as “The Ruffled Shirt Ward” because of the prosperity of its residents.
Howard Wilson Coles, one of Rochester’s most prominent African-American community leaders lived at 98 Atkinson Street. Coles later went on to become Rochester’s first African-American:
Clarissa Street was once referred to as “Rochester’s Broadway.”
The Corn Hill Arts Festival has 51 years of poster art. The featured poster artists from 2010 and 2016 are the only married couple to each have been featured in Corn Hill History. Who are the individuals that make up this couple?

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