Archive Collections

On the 18th there was an archives fair in Rochester. Some of the local archives were showing off some of the things that they have in their archives. The Rochester Museum and Science Center had an album of photos of Rattlesnake Pete that was owned by him. Peter Gruber was known for catching rattlesnakes and …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #31

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the former Reynolds Library. All of the collection that they had ended up at the Rochester Public Library. People still go there to read the local newspaper and magazines bu more people …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #13

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the Rundel building of the Rochester Public Library. That building houses the Local History and Genealogy Division. The Rundel Memorial building, South Avenue and Court St. houses the Reynold’s Reference Library and …

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New Hours for Rochester Library

The downtown branch of the Rochester Public Library will be closed today, the 2nd. Then on January 3rd they are starting some new hours for 2017 that include two days with evening hours. Besides these listed hours, the B & L building is open at 9 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday on the …

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Local History & Genealogy Dept. Closed for Renovations

The Local History & Genealogy Department of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County will be closed for renovations on Thursday, February 19 and Friday, February 20. The department will re-open to the public at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 21. The renovations will accommodate the new Walter F. Becker Digital History Center, providing …

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