Rochester – Convention City – 1912

The Rochester Public Library recently added a booklet to their online digital collection titled Rochester, N. Y.; The Convention City. It was published in 1912 by the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. It was an early attempt to get organizations to bring their conventions to Rochester for their meetings. Rochester already had a Convention Hall on …

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Blanche Stuart Scott

There are those times when one simple thing leads to much more. That’s how it was when 2+ months ago I saw that the Rochester Public Library had the new digital book “5000 Miles Oakland; Wonderful Performance of a Wonderful Car; The Story of Miss Scott’s Journey Overland.” It is the story of Blanche Stuart …

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River Romance Weekend

This weekend (Fri – Sun.) there are many events going on around Rochester surrounding the the Genesee River. For some of the events you have to preregister, some have a small fee, but most are open to all. Some of the highlights: Friday; 1 to 5 p.m.: Charlotte Genesee Light- house Tours ($3 admission). Friday; …

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Talk on Rochester in WWII

This Tuesday, Greece Historical Society presents Rochester in World War II, by Bob Marcotte Rochester industry was completely transformed to supply the military during World War II. Companies had to completely retool to meet demanding specifications for weapons and other material. Moreover, as men went into the armed services, women were hired for the assembly …

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Rochester Society Blue Books

The Rochester Public Library has added a collection of 16  “Blue Books” for the years of 1901 to 1940. In this case, these directories are a listing of the Society people of Rochester and surrounding area.People are listed alphabetically with married women’s maiden name shown in some of the volumes. Then is listed the address …

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