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.
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 7pm - Naturalist, Artist, Taxidermist: The Many Talents of David Bruce” (Presenter: Mrs. Chris Hunt & Dr. Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer) David Bruce (1833-1903), originally from Scotland, settled in Brockport in the late 1870s. He is best known as a taxidermist - the Morgan-Manning House owns several of the bird displays he prepared. However, he was also a renowned naturalist and an accomplished artist. He not only did the interior decorating of St Luke's church but also painted murals, which still adorn several homes in Sweden, Brockport, and Clarkson. During this program, Chris Hunt will tell us how she re-discovered some of David Bruce's masterpieces in her home, at the White Farm.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the program.