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LEROY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
23 East Main Street
Le Roy, New York 14482
With the mild winter, the tourists
have been on the road and even
though the Jell-O Gallery is closed
weekends, we have already wel-
comed visitors from fourteen states
and several foreign countries. Janu-
ary 2012 is the best January we have
ever recorded with both attendance
and museums shop sales up.
This Historical Society is coordi-
nating the Town’s Bicentennial on
Friday, June 8, to commemorate the
legislation that created the town two
hundred years ago.The Historical So-
ciety will host an ox roast on Trigon
Park beginning at 5 pm. Old fashion
games will be set up for the kids and
everyone can help paint the town’s
barn quilt. A genealogy table will be
set up for those folks interested in
discovering their families’ roots. De-
scendants of the original pioneers
can sign in and wear a commemora-
tive ribbon.
At 7:30 Steve Barbeau, the Town
Supervisor will conduct a townmeet-
ing on the site of the original town
meeting, on Trigon Park. Local stu-
dents will perform patriotic music.
A historic marker will be dedicated.
Items will be placed in the time cap-
sule, which will eventually be placed
in the Town Hall. Dignitaries will
present proclamations and thirteen
traditional toasts will be given to the
past and future of this community. At
dusk the evening will conclude with
fireworks on the creek bank.
This month, the Historical Soci-
ety hosted 30 elementary school
teachers from Newfane, Albion, Elba,
Lewiston and Medina for a day long
workshop to share Hands-on-Histo-
ry activities that they could use in
their classrooms. Joanne Graham,
Cheryll Fernaays, Shelia Furr, and De-
nise Duthe worked with the teachers
during the breakout sessions. Many
of the teachers said it was the best
workshop they had participated in.
Thiswinter,onslowdays,theguides
in the Gallery have been working on
some special projects. Denise Duthe
has been researching the faculty in
the Ingham Music Department. Jim
DeLooze continues to scan photo-
graphs into the collections software
program. He has completed the In-
gham collection and the oversized
photos. He is working on the Jell-O
collection and will continue with the
photo postcards. Ruth Harvie has
been indexing a wonderful collec-
tion of letters from the Seldon family
that we acquired on Ebay and Caro-
line is transcribing the early town
minutes.
From the Director’s Desk