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Volume XXIII
Number 3
2012
23 East Main Street • Le Roy, New York 14482
Robert and Elizabeth
Boyce Establish
Acquisition Fund
In the last newsletter, members
were acquainted with a wonderful
floral painting “Hollyhocks” by Frank
Eastman Jones which was to be ac-
quired by the Historical Society. It
was necessary to raise $1,600 to pur-
chase the painting.
The first donation of $200 was
made by Loreli Ketter, who has been
a generous donor for many years.
Then Bob Boyce approached the
Historical Society with the offer to
contribute the remainder, however
in the conversation, Bob said that he
and his wife had discussed the pos-
sibility of establishing a designated
fund that would provide money for
future acquisitions of significant im-
portance to the Historical Society.
This idea had been part of the long
range plan for the Historical Society
for many years,but it had never come
to fruition.Now,throughthe foresight
and generosity of the Boyces, the
fund has become a reality. We hope
that this designated fund continues
to grow and will allow the Historical
Society to enhance the collections in
the future.Anyone may contribute to
the LeRoy Historical Society - Boyce
Fund at any time, through memorial
donations or contributions.
“Hollyhocks” was painted in 1878,
the year that Frank Eastman Jones
graduated from Ingham University. It
is on display this summer on an easel
in the front parlor. It’s unique prov-
enance includes a photograph of the
artist’s studio in New York City with
this painting in the foreground.
The bus will be leav-
ing LeRoy on Friday
morning, September
7, for a three hour ex-
cursion north of the
border to the Water-
loo-Kitchner area of
Ontario, Canada for a
two night three day,
whirlwind trip to some
great historic places,
and a tremendous
farm market at St. Ja-
cobs.
Thevisitwill includestops
at the new Waterloo Heri-
tage Museum and Doon
Village; Castle Kilbride,
built in 1878; Dundurn Cas-
tle built in 1835; the Royal
Botanical Gardens (for
Sunday lunch); the Steam
and Industry Museum in
Hamilton and the historic
village of St.
Jacobs.
Accommo-
dations
will
be at the St.
Jacobs Best
Western, adja-
cent to the St.
Jacobs Mar-
ket. Final ar-
rangements
are still being
made,
but
the cost per
person in a
double room
will be under
Fall Trip to St. Jacobs, Canada
$400. A single will be $500. The
cost includes the bus, two nights’
accommodations, two lunches,
admission to all the museums and
gardens, and amenities on the bus.
A valid passport or enhanced New
York State driver’s license is neces-
sary. Confirmations must be made
by August 13 by calling 768-7433.