Monthly Programs

In-person Historical Society meetings are held in the Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main Street, Honeoye Falls. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm. Virtual programs will be on Zoom. Always check back here or on our Facebook page for specifics.

All meetings are free, open to the public and handicapped accessible (except for the Annual Christmas Holiday Social at the Schoolhouse, which is NOT handicapped accessible).

For a list of past presentations dating back to 2016, visit the Membership Application & Program Brochure page.

NOTE: Due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns, please here and on our Facebook page for meeting-specific venues & formats. For certain, all programs in the first 3 months of 2022 will be virtual programs using Zoom.

Thursday, January 6, 2022: “Genesee Wesleyan Seminary/Elim Bible Institute”

by Douglas Morgan, former Lima NY Town/Village Historian

Thursday, February 3, 2022: “History of Seneca Park Zoo”

by Maureen Whalen, Retired Librarian, Rochester Public Library

Thursday, March 3, 2022: “It’s All in the Game”

by Christopher Bensch, Vice President for Collections, The Strong / National Museum of Play

Thursday, April 7, 2022: “Early Baseball”

by Joe Territo, Co-founder & Current Board Member, The Rochester Baseball Historical Society

Thursday, May 5, 2022: “Horses in Motion: A Historical Look at Monroe County Carousels”

by Linda Bartash Dawley, former reporter turned author

June, July & August

Programs are on hiatus for the summer months.

Thursday, September 1, 2022: “Early Hop Production in the Genesee Country”

by Jane Oakes, Local Historian

Thursday, October 6, 2022: “How (and What) Forged Our Major Roads”

by Christopher Carosa, Greater Western New York Historian and author (among other things)

Thursday, November 3, 2022: “The Early Years of Genesee Country Village & Museum”

by Peter Wisbey, Curator of Collections, Genesee Country Village & Museum

Thursday, December 1, 2022: Annual Christmas Holiday Social

Please join us for music and refreshments in our One-Room Schoolhouse in Harry Allen Park, beginning at 6:30 pm. Note: Our Schoolhouse is NOT handicapped accessible.

Photographs from past events at the Mendon Community Center: