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, programs in February and March 2023 will be virtual programs using Zoom.

Add all nine of the 2023 Monthly Programs to your calendar in one click!

Thursday, January 5, 2023: “The Architecture of James H. Johnson”

by Christopher Brandt & Katie Eggers Comeau, Project Architect at Bero Architecture & Vice President for Policy and Preservation at the Preservation League of New York State. Read more…

Thursday, February 2, 2023: “Historical Markers in Upstate New York”

by Bill Sauers, President, Greece Historical Society. Read more…

Thursday, March 2, 2023: “All About St. Patrick’s Day”

by Jack Kowiak, Retired Market Research Manager, Kodak

Thursday, April 6, 2023: “Set in Stone: The History of Cobblestone Masonry”

by Doug Farley, Cobblestone Museum Director

Thursday, May 4, 2023: “Mr. Letchworth’s Vision: The History of Letchworth State Park”

by Karen Russell, Historic Site Assistant, Letchworth State Park

June, July & August

Programs are on hiatus for the summer months.

Thursday, September 7, 2023: “ ‘A Peanut of a Line:’ the Story of the Canandaigua & Niagara Falls Railroad Later the Batavia Branch of the New York Central Railroad”

by Preston Pierce, Ontario County Historian

Thursday, October 5, 2023: “Memories of Honeoye Falls – A Conversation With Henry ‘Hank’ Besanceney”

by Henry “Hank” Besanceney, Artist/Barber/Village Resident

Thursday, November 2, 2023: “Lost Wineries of the Genesee Country” (To be followed by a tasting of local wines by 20 Deep Winery)

by Jane Oakes, M.S., Local Historian

Thursday, December 7, 2023: 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: