NUNDA — A self-guided walk through history is making its debut this month at the Nunda Historical Society.

 

The event kicks off March 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the history museum. The Nunda Historical Society is partnering up with Livingston County Health Department and Genesee Valley Health for “Be Well in Livingston.”

 

Nunda Historical Society President Tom Cook said the self-guided tour highlights 17 stops all within 1.5 miles of the museum.

 

“We will have our kick-off ceremony at 1 p.m.,” he said. “There will be brochures available at the museum to use on the self-guided tour. We have 17 stops in the village. People can link their smartphones to the stops for old photos. They can work at their own speed.”

 

Cook said the goal of the health committees were to get people to be more active and walk around the community.

 

“It is great that while they are getting healthy they can also explore the history of Nunda,” he said. “A lot of the stops are public and commercial buildings.”

 

Cook added this experience will be available throughout the year and not just that one day.

 

“The brochures will always be available at the museum,” he said. “They can go on the walk at any time. Until April they are providing an opportunity for gift cards.”

 

The contest until April is put on to get people motivated for the walk.

 

“In the future we would like to do more of these walking and driving tours,” Cook said. “This is the first one we have ever done of this nature. We have done guided tours of the cemetery and village, but never self-guided walking tours.”

If you don’t have a smartphone you can get information from the brochures, and also there is a website you can see the old photos.

 

The Nunda Historical Society has collaborated with the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Committee of the Genesee Valley Health Partnership to launch the opening of the first Nunda Historical Self-guided Walk. This project is part of the “Be Well in Livingston” initiative to improve the overall health of the Greater Nunda Area. The public is invited to participate in the Nunda Historical Society Self-Guided Walk, which is an additional physical activity resource in the community.

 

Enter a chance to win an Olympia gift card for $100 by completing the walk and the survey. All completed surveys should be placed in the locked drop-box located under the Nunda Historical Society Pavilion by April 18. The winner of the drawing will be announced on April 20.

 

This walk will start and end at the Nunda Historical Society with free parking available. The 1.5 mile walk will guide you through the history of Nunda. Guide booklets, which provide a map, historical sites, interesting facts, and pictures, are available at the Nunda Historical Society building.

 

This walk is a great way to increase physical activity, while also educating yourself and your family on the Nunda community’s history. For more information and updates on added historical sites, like the Nunda Historical Society on Facebook or check out their website: http://www.nundahistory.org/ For more information on the “Be Well in Livingston” initiative, please visit: www.gvhp.org