Past Programs

​October 11, 2020 - Saturday


11:00 AM - Interpretive Panel will be unveiled and dedicated.  Meet in front of the Morgan-Manning House.  Face masks and social distancing are required.The Brockport Community Museum and the Western Monroe Historical Society are pleased to announce the dedication of an interpretative panel depicting the history of the Morgan-Manning House

2:00 PM -   CANCELED DUE TO HIGH WINDS.  The first outdoor program of the year will take place on Saturday, October 10 at 2:00 pm on the grounds of the Morgan Manning House.Seating will be limited to the first 50 attendees, as this is all we are allowed to assemble. Reservations for a seat can be made by calling the Morgan Manning House (585-637-3645).   All chairs will be socially distanced and masks will be required. Hand sanitizer will be available to all attendees. Chairs may be moved only if a family comes together. No food or beverages will be served. Derek Maxfield will be presenting the following program: Reordering their world: Victorians and the Gilded Age.  The Civil War and dawning of the age of steel presented many challenges to the sensibilities and values of the Victorian class in America. In the years prior to the turn of the century, the Victorians reinvented themselves in many interesting - and some disturbing ways.  The way that they reordered their world led the working class to find its own voice late in the 19th century.
Come hear this fascinating tale.

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November 19, 2019 - 7PM =- Happy 200th Birthday, Dayton Morgan (Presenter: Dr. Rozenn Bailleul-LeSuer   This year marks the 200th anniversary of Dayton S. Morgan’s birth. Originally from the nearby town of Ogden, D. S. Morgan settled and flourished as a businessman in Brockport. While his business ventures required him to travel extensively, the letters he sent to his family and business partners at the D.S. Morgan and Co. plant in Brockport present him as a caring father and a man conscious of his civic duties in the village. This program will present the many facets of this self-made man known as “one of Brockport’s leading citizens.”

 

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December 23, 2019 - 7:00 Re-scheduled from a previous date - Forgotten Christmas Stories, Remembered – Mary Jane Holmes” (Presenters: Mr. Christopher Albrecht & Brockport Students - Mary Jane Holmes wrote the “Christmas Font.” However, she wrote many other Christmas stories that were published in her book, Christmas Stories. You will be treated to a brief history of authoress, Mary Jane Holmes, and wonderful evening of hearing Christmas stories published by her in 1884.  Live music begins at 6:50pm, program concludes with refreshments.

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