Pittsford Historical Society

Eaton Hall, Pittsford Historical Society MuseumEaton Hall Museum

Museum Hours:
The museum is open by appointment.

During this time, volunteers gather for a variety of constructive activities, and company is always welcome. Visitors to town outside normal hours should contact our Curator, Anne Pelkey, or Steve Belcher, for access to the museum.


Spring 2022 Newsletter Available


Given the preventive measures against Covid-19 currently in force, all scheduled events, including the opening hours of Eaton Hall, are subject to change. We shall do our best to provide a two-week notice of any changed dates.

Katherine Crochett Studio: Silk Screen CardsKatherine Crochett Studio
Silk-Screen Cards

New Cards Added!

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.

All Cards sell for $7.00 per box, plus shipping. 10 cards per box.

Call (802) 483-2040 or e-mail hankpgolf@aol.com for more information.

Click on picture to enlarge cards

New Title, hot off the press

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.

Acquisitions and Museum Notes

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:


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