Apr. 2 – Mid November
Tues. 9 am–4 pm
July 12 – Mid October
Sun. 1 pm–4 pm
Other hours can be
arraigned by appointment.
David Beckley, a Society member in LaPeer, Michigan, recently bought a
documented pair of Colonel Benjamin Cooley's silver shoe buckles. They were made in 1763 or 1764 by Rutland VT silversmith Samuel Beach, Benjamin's brother-in-law.
Katherine Crockett Marnell, of Pittsford, studied art in Boston and New York City. She made greeting cards for personal use and was persuaded to sell them. She started with block-printing and changed to silk-screening.
In 1951, she moved her operations to a barn on Furnace Brook in Pittsford and continued to create cards until her retirement in 1966.
Card production continued under other management in Pittsford, Manchester, and Bennington, Vermont. Many Pittsfordites helped to cut stencils and screen cards.
In January 2015, The Pittsford Historical Society acquired the accumulated inventory of Crockett Cards. These cards were produced in Manchester and Bennington, Vermont under the Crockett label. Proceeds from the sale of the cards go toward support of the Pittsford Historical Society.
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Jean Smith Davies has published a new book: The Camp With a Song in its Heart (Northshire Press), that tells the story (and stories) of the first 37 years of Camp Betsy Cox. The Historical Society has some copies, and it is also available directly from Jean; The cost is $15.00. Jean writes with special authority, having founded the camp, and she writes with special skill, having for years produced a newspaper column on the local history (collected in Neighborly Notes). She plans to follow up this effort with a book on Camp Sangamon.
Anne Pelkey and her team of Rebecca, Barb, and Monica continue to work over the accession records and files. Anne would like to note two recent additions to the PHS collections:
A framed montage of Pittsford Landmarks by Eric Wegar of Planes Rd
A collection of dresses, shirts, aprons, hats made by Mary Lou Brod as costumes for a play performed during Pittsford's commemoration of the bicentennial of Vermont Statehood in 1991 The collection, on arrival, was washed, ironed, and allegedly modeled by Barb Willis.
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