Talk on Rochester’s Lakeside Resorts & Amusements Parks; Tues. 4/10

Donovan ShillingTuesday, April 10th, 2012 Greece Town Hall, 7:00 p.m., One Vince Tofany Blvd, 14612

Donovan Shilling will take you through a photographic history to return to the heyday of Rochester’s lakeside resorts and its five amusements parks: Ontario Beach, Manitou Beach, Sea Breeze, Board Walk Park and Glen Haven. It was the golden age of the trolley parks and lasted from the 1880s to the 1920s.

Don has been a science teacher and an elementary and middle school principal residing in Penfield, N.Y. for many years. During the past twenty-plus years he served as an instructor at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and has written nine books on local history. He also leads a group of local history fans called the New Society of the Genesee. Also see books by Donovan Shilling on Amazon.

The public is welcome. Reservations are not necessary; Greece Historical Society members FREE, a “pay as you will” donation is appreciated from others.

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