February Meeting – “Historical Markers in Upstate New York”


February 2


07:30 pm

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The February 2nd meeting of the Honeoye Falls – Town of Mendon Historical Society will feature Bill Sauers, President of the Greece Historical Society. The topic of Bill’s talk will be “Historical Markers in Upstate New York”

Roadside historical markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

These markers tell about historic events and locations and provide the public with knowledge about our history. They were first created in New York State to commemorate the American Revolution. Although no longer funded by the State, markers are still being installed throughout New York State today by individuals, town & county governments, and historical organizations.

This program will explore the history of these historic markers and signs, how they get there, who’s authorized to place them, what are the rules for these signs, and who is responsible for their upkeep.

Bill Sauers is a lifelong resident of the Town of Greece and has been an active member of the Greece Historical Society since 1998. Bill was an active member of the former Town of Greece Historic Preservation Commission and the NYS Document Heritage Program, Regional Advisory Committee. In 2018 he was received the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce “History” Award. and in 2020 received the Greece Rotary Club’s “Community Person of the Year” award.

Bill is a retired engineer technician for the City of Rochester, and a retired US Army, Sergeant Major having served 38 years in the Army Reserve. He is active in the 391st Regimental Officers Association, as well as a committee member of the Rochester Armed Forces Day Celebration. A few of his other affiliations and memberships include, Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society, the New Society of the Genesee, Friends of the Greece Public Library, Rochester Genealogy Society, Northwest AARP, Landmark Society of Western New York and is a life member of the U.S. Army Non-Commissioned Officers Museum.

Bill has been happily married to his high school sweetheart for 54 years. The have two adult sons

The meeting will begin at 7:30 on Thursday, February 2, 2023 on Zoom. The meeting is open to the public. Join Zoom Meeting using this link:


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Meeting ID: 876 6369 8253
Passcode: 997875

For information, call 624-5655.