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The Hidden Story of D-Day
Saturday, November 10th at 2:00 pm
That's the number of days that past between the German invasion of Poland that began World War II in September of 1939 and the eventual surrender of Japan in the fall of 1945.
Though there were many pivotal battles throughout the war, it is the day of hope, the day we now know would begin a path to the eventual end of the war that is so remembered
156,115 allied soldiers and paratroopers reached the shores of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Each with their own story.
Please join us on Saturday for a presentation by Jack Kowiak on the remarkable events of that day and a few hidden stories you may not know.
Since retiring from Kodak, Jack has dedicated his time to research and sharing his knowledge and love of history. He has made numerous presentations at events throughout the Rochester area. Last Veteran's Day, Jack was at the Webster Museum and engaged us with the story of James Doolittle and his Tokyo raid. We anticipate this years presentation will be as captivating.
Saturday's presentation is free and open to the public. Locally produced donuts and cider provided.
WEBSTER MUSEUM'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE CONTEST
Four foot artificial trees to be decorated by the public, will placed throughout the museum in mid-November. Scouts, families, clubs, organizations, groups, or individuals can register to decorate a tree. Museum exhibits have themes and trees can be decorated using a room theme or any other ideas including the organization theme. The winning tree is determined by public vote and there are two categories – adult and youth. A $25 prize is awarded in each category.
Trees must be decorated before Friday November 30 and voting begins the evening of Dec 1st as part of the Village White Christmas event. Voting continues until the end of December during regular museum hours.
Please call 347-4202 to register for a tree.
Decorating times are:
Saturday, November 24 • 2-4:30 pm
Tuesday, November 27 • 2-4:30 pm
Wednesday, November 28 • 6:30-7:30 pm
Thursday, November 29 • 2-4:30 pm.
Please call 347-4202 if you would like to schedule a different time
A small glance at the Civil War
New to the Webster Museum
Thanks to the many talents of Tom Pellett, the museum now has a miniature diorama portraying a battle during the American Civil War.
Richard Brookins: American St. Nick
December 9, 2017It was truly an honor to have Richard Brookins and his family at the museum. Though Mr. Brookins didn't arrive by army jeep or wear the vestments of St. Nickolas, his appearance brought a lot of joy to those in attendance (and maybe even a tear or too).
The simple desire to bring joy into the lives of children during a horrific war, became something far more.
A few photos from the afternoon are now online.
The story of Webster extends beyond its businesses, homes and roadways. One of the things that makes Webster the place "where life is worth living" is its nature and the many parks, woods and trails that are open to explore.
History and a Cup
We are thankful to have had the opportunity to hear Barry Martin share his memories of growing up in Webster.
Barry was in Scout troup 108. Barry started the Junior History Club at Spry and the group was responsible for putting the first State marker up in fron of Dr. Holt's home on Holt Rd.
Barry a retired Judge, has written a book about Bob Davies a renowned Basketball player of the Rochester Royals.
A few photos from Barry's visit are now online.
Many thanks to Gary Morgan for coming out to the Webster Museum and sharing so many delightful stories from his days behind the wheel. We are happy so many of Gary's friends (old and new) could attend.
WEBSTER MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
18 Lapham Park Webster, New York 14580 585.265.3308