Presentations at 121 Lincoln Avenue

All presentations are about an hour and start at 7 pm with questions and discussion at the end. The presentations are given by Daniel D. Cody, Collections Manager and Registrar for RHS. Please RSVP two days before each presentation. Minimum of 8 attendees. Members are free. Non-members $5. Let us know that you are coming! czuhlke {at} rochesterhistory(.)org, (585) 623-8285 or by Facebook message. Thank you!

April 20th - April 2017 is the centennial of America’s entry into the Great War so we will start with:
Rochester Mobilizes for the Great War

In 1914 the world was thrown into the Great War. Although the United States did not officially enter the war until 1917, learn how Rochester participated in the war economy and prepared for eventual entry into the war. Once the United States declared war, Rochester was an All –American patriotic city.

May 24th - we will learn the beginnings of our great city with:
Rochesterville on the Rise

In 1817, when “Rochesterville” was first chartered, it was a small settlement overshadowed by much larger towns such as Canandaigua, and even Bath. It was even overshadowed by other settlements up and down the Genesee that are now within the city limits. Hear how this unassuming village, bracketed by the Four Corners and the High Falls, become the center of a growing city that eventually swallowed up other once-promising settlements along the Genesee.

June 21st - we will continue exploring the growth of Rochester with:
Rochester, Young Lion of the West

1820s: During this decade Rochester was the fastest growing community in the US and the nation’s first inland boomtown. Prosperity centered on the flour industry. Enriched farmers created demand for all sorts of products. Eventually, however, the center of the flour industry moved west, leaving Rochester without the industry that had defined it. The westward shift of the flour industry was an economic as well as psychological blow to the city, because the boomtown image was inextricably tied to flour. This presentation looks at Rochester’s rise to boomtown status, as well as its fall.

Presentation at the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY
call (585) 428-8110 for more information

World War I: Rochester Mobilizes for the Great War

In 1914 the world was thrown into the Great War. Although the United States did not officially enter the war until 1917, learn how Rochester participated in the war economy and prepared for eventual entry into the war. Once the United States declared war, Rochester was an All –American patriotic city. Join the Science & History Division for a very fascinating and informative program by Daniel D. Cody on Rochester’s contributions. Complimentary, light refreshments will be served.

Research

We are open Tuesday through Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm and other times by appointment - call 585-623-8285 or email wkeeler {at} rochesterhistory(.)org to make arrangements.

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Out and About in the Community

History on the Road has several private sessions booked. We will let you know if we have one that is open to the public.

“Col. Rochester Arrives in the Genesee Valley” mural is on display at Rochester City Hall, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY.

“The Erie Canal Aqueduct Crosses the Genesee” mural is located at Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY.

“The Upper Falls of the Genesee” painting is being seen by everyone who visits the Office of Governor Cuomo, Albany, NY.

Susan B. Anthony’s purse can be seen at the Susan B. Anthony House, 17 Madison Street, Rochester, NY.

Genesee Country Village and Museum’s “Gone Fishin’” exhibit is showing our Seth Green artifacts. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY.

The “Fiction and Fashion” exhibit at Genesee Country Village and Museum is displaying some of our clothing. 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY.

Some of our artifacts are on long term loan to the Charlotte/Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society for their displays. Visit them at 70 Lighthouse Street, Rochester, NY.

The Military History Society of Rochester located at 250 N. Goodman Street, Rochester, NY is proudly displaying some of our military artifacts. Stop there to see them!