Pittsford Historical Society

Eaton Hall, Pittsford Historical Society MuseumEaton Hall Museum

Apr. 2 – Mid November
Tues. 9 am–4 pm
Other hours can be
arraigned by appointment.


Calling All PHS Members & Cooley Descendants

David Beckley, a Society member in LaPeer, Michigan, recently bought a completely
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.

Benjamin and ruth Cooley Exhibit

Our current exhibit displaying Benjamin and Ruth Cooley possessions [click to enlarge]

Because Beckley's late wife was descended from Col. Benjamin and Ruth (Beach) Cooley, he paid far more than he could afford just to hold onto them while he figured out how to get back some of his money. We now own several pieces of Benjamin's Revolutionary War weaponry, a tin lantern, ink wells, and his wife's silver teaspoons and serving fork and spoon.
Beckley wants to add the shoe buckles to our collections. He will arrive at the Museum with them on Tues. October 1.

We urge our members and Cooley descendants to help David recoup his expenses ($1,500 +/-) by the time he heads back to Michigan. Please write your tax-free check, payable to Pittsford Historical Society, Inc., and mail it to PO Box 423, Pittsford, VT 05763. Please write "Cooley buckles" on the memo line.
On David's behalf, we thank you, one and all.

August 2013 Newsletter Available

Memorial Day ~ May 27, 2013

Pittsford Fire Department Chief Tom Hooker announced that the Memorial Day parade will step off at 12:30 pm Monday, May 27 from the Village Green, proceed down Route 7, turn onto Pleasant Street and end at the Firehouse on the corner of Pleasant and Arch Streets. The ceremonies will take place there. This plan shortens the time that Route 7 is closed to traffic, and provides more shade for marchers and viewers. The guest speaker will be announced later. The Museum will be open, but we will serve refreshments at the firehouse.

Watch the Video Bob Birmingham's Memorial Day address 2013

Read it all in our Newsletter March 2013

2013 Calendar of Events

A 501(c)(3) organization since 1960

eXTReMe Tracker