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 the current downloadable program brochure, as well as an archive of program brochures dating back to 2016, visit the Program Brochure page.

NOTE: Please check here and on our Facebook page for meeting-specific venues & formats. For certain, programs in January through March 2024 will be virtual programs using Zoom.

January 4: “Mark Twain and the Civil War”

by Rosemary Irwin, Lecturer. Read more…

February 1: “The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America”

by Michael Keene, Author/Producer. Read more…

March 7: “George Eastman’s Gardens, Then and Now”

by Dan Bellavia, Landscape Manager, George Eastman Museum. Read more…

April 4: “The History of Cheese Factories in the Genesee Country”

by Jane Oakes, M.S., Local Historian

May 2: “The Story of Silver Lake Institute”

by Sharon Pratt, Summer Resident of Silver Lake Institute

June, July & August

Programs are on hiatus for the summer months.

September 5: “Stranger Than Fiction: Life Within the Boundaries of Our Airport”

by Rick Iekel, Author

October 3: “Rochester Ghost Stories: Tales to Make Your Skin Crawl”

by Miriam Zinter, Story Teller

November 7: “Christmas! Origins and Oddities”

by Jane Oakes, M.S., Local Historian

December 5: 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: