The November 2nd meeting of the Honeoye Falls – Town of Mendon Historical Society will feature Jane Oakes, M.S., Local Historian.
The topic of Janes’s talk will be “Lost Wineries of the Genesee Country,” and it will be followed by a BONUS event: A tasting of local wines by Mendon’s very own 20 Deep Winery.
The story of New York’s commercial wineries does not begin in Naples or Hammondsport, NY, Meet the forgotten commercial winemakers of Greece, York, Pavilion, Rochester, Charlotte, Irondequoit, Dansville and other local towns, who sold their prize winning wines across the country. Learn, too, about the grape varieties they used which have gained new popularity and accolades in modern wine competitions. Guaranteed to surprise you!
Jane Oakes has been involved with historical education for over 40 years, beginning as a teen volunteer at the Valentown Museum in Victor. She has spoken to our society a number of times. Her research into local history has contributed to the placement of two structures in Livingston County on the National Register of Historic Places (The Avon Opera House and Avon’s five-arch bridge). Jane holds a BS in Theater with a minor in Anthropology and a MA degree in History.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main Street in Honeoye Falls. This facility is handicapped accessible. The meeting is open to the public.
For information, call 624-5655.