• Shown (l-r): Kermit Mercer, Jackie Smith and Bill Fine standing at the Town of Clarkson Veterans Park near the plaque to be dedicated on May 23. Provided photo
    Veterans to be honored at Clarkson plaque dedication

    Jackie Smith’s decade-long vision realized On Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m., a plaque honoring veterans will be dedicated in the Town of Clarkson’s Veterans Park, on Ridge Road. The park setting with a stone garden, three benches, and a flag...

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  • Rosie Rich was recently on one of her many visits to the Seymour Library Local History room. Shown here is one of the two file cabinets she is filling up. On top of the file cabinet is a framed certificate which reads: Those who can, do. Those who can do more volunteer -- Author unknown. “Grateful thanks to Rosie Rich and everyone who assisted her in organizing this collection.” Photo by Dianne Hickerson
    Volunteer Rosie Rich: Dedicated, detailed, and delighted with organizing

    When I visit the Local History Room at Seymour Library, I usually come upon Rosie Rich, working diligently at a table or sitting in front of files and bookshelves. She is sorting papers, clipping, checking and labeling...

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  • “West Wynd” eclectic art show at Seymour Library

    The Local History Room in the Seymour Library, 161 East Avenue, Brockport, is continuing its display case series with objects related to school events, artists and crafters, civic clubs, Scouts, museums, and others. For April and May,...

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    Night at the Museums

    A premiere event joins six institutions in honoring local history The 2006 movie, Night at the Museum, was one of a trilogy about the chaos and comedy that take place when statues in a museum come to...

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  • Pastor Dan Brockway, Ph.D. God’s call and the long saga of resisting and relenting

    Something new and something old has appeared on the corner of Holley and Main Street in Brockport. Fairly new is the prominent LED sign in front of the First Baptist Church looking like a brilliant theatre marquee....

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  • Brockport’s Arbor Day – A community tree-planting event April 26

    The Village of Brockport will celebrate its 15th Arbor Day on Friday, April 26. The tree-planting event annually involves a variety of community citizens, including public school and college students and staff, to propagate the population of...

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  • From left to right: professors Derek Maxfied as Ulysses S. Grant and Tracy Ford as William T. Sherman. Provided photo
    Morgan-Manning House to host Civil War generals

    The Western Monroe Historical Society will host Rudely Stamp’d on March 22, at 7 p.m., at the Morgan-Manning House for one show of their play “Now We Stand By Each Other Always.” The play features a conversation...

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  • Brockport’s Town/Gown Committee

     “Preserving the vitality and quality of life in our community” “We have a shared interest in preserving the vitality and quality of life in our community.” This is the goal of the Brockport Town/Gown Committee, expressed by...

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  • Fran McDowell, archivist for the Girl Scouts of Western New York, set up the Girl Scout display in the Local History Room on February 13. Here she is explaining the original 1919 uniform and hat made of khaki. The sash and merit badges were from that period also. Photo by David Q. McDowell
    Girl Scout artifacts and current literature are on display at Brockport’s Seymour Library

    Since 2018 the Seymour Library at 161 East Avenue in Brockport has been featuring special displays in its Local History Room. The two-month exhibits in display cases present current activity by local writers, hobbyists, museums, artists, schools,...

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  • After the February 13 assembly at Hill School, Bill Andrews displayed a 1770 Map of North America which he referred to in his presentation. Andrews talks with Alexander Zelent who expressed thanks for the presentation and asked questions about the map. Josh Mangalino (right) also studies the map. Photo by Dianne Hickerson
    Bill Andrews addresses Hill School students about history

    Proving the past is not dead; it enriches a living future Bill Andrews was apprehensive as he was about to address the fourth- and fifth-graders at Brockport’s Hill School. “I was nervous about talking to kids,” he...

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