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.
February 20, 2020 (Thursday) - 7pm - “HELLMIRA: The Union’s Most Infamous POW Camp of the Civil War” (Presenter: Mr. Derek Maxfield) Long called by some the “Andersonville of the North,” the prisoner of war camp in Elmira, New York, is remembered as the most notorious of all Union-run POW camps. It existed for only a year—from the summer of 1864 to July 1865—but in that time, and for long after, it became darkly emblematic of man’s inhumanity to man. Confederate prisoners called it “Hellmira.”
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the program.