From time to time, we are able to record and share some of the very special presentations that are made to us. Here are a few…visit our YouTube channel for more:
Reel-to-Reel History: Tape 2
This is the second in a series of reel-to-reel tapes from our archives that we have had digitized.
Tape 2 features several people reading prepared local history notes. Probably mid to late 1950s. Note at about 31:40, you can hear the Lehigh Valley Railroad whistling for the grade crossing and quickly passing by the building they are speaking in.
Reel-to-Reel History: Tape 1
This is the first in a series of reel-to-reel tapes from our archives that we have had digitized.
Tape 1 features a woman reading a local history paper, answering questions, and telling of old local history. Probably mid to late 1950s.
Archive of our October 7, 2022 Presentation: How (and What) Forged Our Major Roads
Where did our roads come from? How did they get there? Most importantly, why did they get there? You may think our major highways appeared randomly through the good graces of the New York State Department of Transportation (which an assist from the many community Highway Departments they traverse through). But you’d be wrong. There was no central planning. But their formation wasn’t random, either. What was that forged and maintained these thoroughfares we take for granted today? Come learn how both nature and man — from the Ice Age to the Mastodons — worked in tandem to create the much-traveled highways and byways that cross the Greater Western New York Region.
View the video at https://stateof.greaterwesternnewyork.com/2022/10/new-york-states-state-road-before-it-was-a-road/
Archive of our January 6, 2022 Presentation: Genesee Wesleyan Seminary/Elim Bible Institute
Hosted by Doug Morgan, Former Lima Town/Village Historian
The January 6, 2022 meeting of the Honeoye Falls / Mendon Historical Society was a virtual meeting on Zoom. Our speaker was Douglas (Doug) Morgan. Doug Morgan, a former member of our society and former member of our Board of Trustees, was the Lima Town/Village Historian before he and his wife left Mendon for the sunny climes of Florida. Doug is a Life Member of the Livingston County Historical Society as well as several other area historical societies. He has researched Livingston County and Western New York history for over thirty years, with a particular interest in his hometown of Lima.
Doug’s presentation provided an overview of the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary / Elim Bible Institute from its earliest years to the present-day using photographs – both old and new.
You may peruse the photographs on https://www.flickr.com/photos/douglas_morgan/albums/72177720295780298