When Everything Old in New Again

History on RoadWhen the Rochester Historical Society moved its entire collection of over 200,000 objects, books and archives to the Rundel library building in 2009, packing and unpacking provided lots of wonderful surprises. Meredith Keller, Director of RHS, presents a talk on the discoveries, the volume of historical material the Society has and why it’s so important to this community. For more information, contact Meredith Keller at programs@rochesterhistory.org or at (585) 428-8470.

Reading Into the Past Book Clubs

History on RoadWith generous support from the New York Council for the Humanities and Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, the Rochester Historical Society has created a series of theme-based book discussion groups for adult history buffs. Each series consists of four professionally facilitated discussions, which can meet monthly or at your convenience. For more information, contact Meredith Keller at programs@rochesterhistory.org or at (585) 428-8470.

Community History Projects

Whether you are a neighborhood association, or a group of people united by a shared experience, culture, or interest, the Rochester Historical Society can help you to fund and develop a community archive of stories, photographs, and memorabilia. With your permission, we can also preserve the contents of your archive digitally at the Rochester Historical Society, for the education and enjoyment of our entire community. For more information, contact Meredith Keller at programs@rochesterhistory.org or at (585) 428-8470.

Archival Development for Businesses and Nonprofits

Archival CreationBusinesses are finding more than ever that their history can be an important means to shaping their identity and mission today and in the future. Whether or not you will be celebrating an anniversary or milestone in the near future, the Rochester Historical Society can help you to preserve your materials and to create a useable past. For more information, contact Meredith Keller at programs@rochesterhistory.org or at (585) 428-8470.

Research Assistance

Research AssistanceThe Rochester Historical Society can provide research upon request for projects such as family or house histories, or histories of your business or organization. Historical Society researchers are fully vetted for their accuracy and expertise. For more information, please contact William Keeler at librarian@rochesterhistory.org or at (585) 428-8470.