Western Monroe Historical Society at the Morgan-Manning House


The Western Monroe Historical Society is synonymous with the Morgan Manning House.  The society was formed to preserve and restore the Victorian-era Morgan Manning House for the benefit of the public.  This stately home is a cornerstone of the Village of Brockport, providing a window on the region’s past. The society fulfills its mission to preserve and interpret the history of the Morgan Manning family and the time period in which they lived through tours of the House, educational programs, community events, school partnerships and scholarship.  Membership dues support these efforts; membership is open to all.

Morgan-Manning House
Morgan-Manning House

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Morgan Manning House
Morgan Manning House

Front view of the house

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Lending Library
Lending Library

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Morgan-Manning House
Morgan-Manning House

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DECEMBER 5, 2021 - 11AM TO 3PM



Have you and your family’s picture taken in a lovely Victorian mansion, decorated for the holidays. 


BY RESERVATION: Call 637-3645 to make a reservation for your family group.  Time slots are listed below, so if you get the answering machine, leave your name, phone number and choice 1, 2 or 3 for time slot.  Walk-ins will be OK, but reservations are preferred.


BRING YOUR OWN CAMERA, and one of our staff will snap your Christmas photos. Photos will be taken on the stairs, in the front red room and the back red room of the Morgan-Manning House. 


Please be on time or early.  Face masks are required while in the waiting area and will only be removed during picture taking.  A suggested donation of $5.00 to $10 per family is greatly appreciated.


Time Slots:   Sunday, December 5, 2021


11:00  11:10  11:20 11:30  11:40  11:50

12:00  12:10  12:20  12:30  12:40  12:50

1:00  1:10  1:20  1:30  1:40  1:50

2:00  2:10  2:20  2:30  2:40  2:50 



Due to safety issues concerning Covid, Candlelight Christmas this year has been cancelled.  It is an indoor event, and the health and safety of the vendors, members and volunteers and of the general public had to be taken into consideration.  We look forward to holding it next year.



We are now open for tours, by appointment onlyPlease call us at


585 637-3645 with your name, phone number, email and how many people will be taking the tour. You must set your appointment at least three days ahead so we can line up tour guides.  

Please be advised that if you call on a Saturday or Sunday, your call will not be returned until the following Monday. 


A separate tour will be given to you and whoever else is in your group.  Due to recent events involving COVID, all people in your party (including children) will be required to wear masks during your tour.  Our tour guides are fully vaccinated, but will be wearing masks also


There is a suggested donation of $5.00 per adult with children being free.  Again, these tours are by appointment only.

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