Welcome to our new web site!
It’s a delight to see you visiting us here on our new web site. Our previous site was a mere single page, hand-coded in HTML, which not only limited its usefulness and appeal; it made it less friendly on mobile devices, and made it a bit of a burden to update.
Our new site is rich with information, and sees a significant boost in readability and usability on mobile devices. Here are some highlights:
- The new home page is bright and colorful, and features a reproduction of our Provisional & Absolute Charter from the New York State Board of Regents, including a link to a page documenting the important ways we engage with educators. We’ve discovered that few people are aware of our Charter, which drives our mission as an educational institution in our community, hosting students of all ages, with special emphasis on engaging with our local schools on programs for youngsters.
- On our home page, you will also find a link to our “2022 Gold Seal of Transparency” from Candid (formerly GuideStar), which is designed to provide an assurance of organizational transparency in the way we operate.
- Our “Monthly Programs” page provides a bookmark able, up-to-date listing of the current year’s programs, as well as an ever-expanding gallery of photographs from past presentations.
- Our “Museum” page covers the basics of what our museum in Harry Allen Park is all about, including a list of what is available in our gift shop, and several photos to give visitors an idea of what to expect when they arrive. We also have a link to our Museum Collections Policy, which should be useful if you are considering donating historical artifacts to the Society. Have you visited us before? Why not? Come down on Sunday afternoons between 2 and 4 to see what the fuss is all about!
- A “Schoolhouse” page covers the schoolhouse that we maintain, which is a short walk from our museum in Harry Allen Park. This is a key resource in helping youngsters appreciate the way school used to be held in the past.
- An all-new “Reference Desk” page that includes a wide variety of resources and links to get you started on your own history projects, whether they be rooted in genealogy or the history of your own home. This page covers the answers to quite a number of our most frequently-asked questions. Expect to see this page increasing in scope in the months and years ahead.
- “On YouTube” features a number of monthly meetings that we have been lucky enough to record for posterity. Expect to see this page grow in the future as well, on occasions where our guest speakers permit us to record their presentations.
Our “Blog” serves as a source for news-related items. Bookmark it to stay on top of the latest happenings!
- Our “Membership” page contains our Current (2022) Membership Application & Program Brochure, as well as those dating back to 2016, as a record of the topics of meetings from our past. Stay tuned for an online membership application for 2023!
- A “Contact Us” page that connects you not just with our leaders, but with the Town & Village Historians as well.
We’re quite excited to have our new site live. Please make a return visit or two part of your schedule throughout each month to stay engaged with us and our mission. Thank you for supporting the Honeoye Falls-Town of Mendon Historical Society!
For those of you who missed it, here’s my president’s letter from earlier this year. Please read it — it’s still relevant news! We look forward to posting more in the very near future.