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 lines in unprecedented numbers. That had ripple affects all across society, including a huge increase in the demand for day care. A look at what it was like on the Rochester home front during World War II.

Bob Marcotte was born in Kansas, grew up in Missouri, graduated from the University of Kansas, and worked for small-town newspapers in Kansas for a year and a half. He then moved to Rochester in 1976 to work for the Times-Union and late with the Democrat and Chronicle, writing a weekly column on local history from 1976 to 2012.  He lives in Greece.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Blvd. at 7:00 p.m.

The public welcome. Reservations are not necessary. Greece Historical Society members Free. A $2.00 donation is appreciated from others.  For more information call 585-225-7221 visit http://www.greecehistoricalsociety.net  or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Greecehistoricalsociety