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What does an Astronaut and the First Woman running for President have in common?
New exhibit at Webster Museum “Important people of Webster” artists, authors, Mayor, Town Supervisor, Lawyer, Teacher, yes and an Astronaut and a Woman Running for President all with links to Webster.
Byron Woodhull our first Town Supervisor in 1840 had a son Canning Woodhull who married Victoria, she was 15 and poor. She thought Canning was a doctor when he sold spirits to make people healthier, she became a leader of the woman’s suffrage movement. In 1872, Woodhull was the first female candidate for President of the United States. She also was the first woman to start a weekly newspaper. We can’t really say that she did any of this while living in Webster. She was on the ballot but did not receive a vote. Of course women couldn’t vote only men could vote.
However, Ed Lu is our Astronaut, he graduated from R.L. Thomas High School in 1980. NASA selected him in 1994. He arrived at the space center in March 1995 and was trained as a mission specialist. He is a veteran of three space missions and has logged over 206 days in space and a spacewalk totaling 6 hours and 14 minutes in 2007.
April 24th 2-4 pm
Start your family connections, it is easier then ever to do your own genealogy search. The Webster Library and the Webster museum will share their resources and individuals will share their own stories on how to search, share and build your own unique documentation. New exhibits on individuals of Webster who helped shape Webster and refreshments……to enjoy….
“History And A Cup”
May 4th,11th,18th and 25th - Noon til 1 pm -Wednesdays
“History And A Cup”come and bring a sandwich we will have long time residents tell their story of growing up in Webster. Each is different, the memories of their school days, traveling to Rochester, climbing to the top of the Hotel to keep watch for airplanes working in the fields of their families farms, weeding carrots, and onions.
Some plowed the fields before they went to school and after school. The museum will have Coffee, tea, lemonade and cookies…………Come and remember the “Old Days”……………….
May 19th Town
Board honors 8 homes picked by the Historic Properties Committee to honor and recognize homes that have been here more then 100 years. Tune in to Channel 12 on May 19th and you will see these homeowners receiving their plaques. This program is sponsored by the Town of Webster and the Webster Museum and Historical Society.
Annual Barn Sale
June 9, 10, 11th
Museum Barn Sale at 394 Phillips Rd. This is important to the programs of the Museum. We do depend on the success of this fundraiser. You can help by donating items in good condition . (We don’t accept large items, clothing, or computers) You can deliver to the barn any time (call Jan 265-3268) . We do give out receipts. Also come back in June and buy some unique items. We have had old bear traps, plows, tractor seats,. One room is full of old glassware and collectibles. Our prices are reasonable. If you are a collecter, it is a time to pick up old comics, old records, old dolls.
There is a slight association with this cache and President Abraham Lincoln. He did briefly visit our nearby city of Rochester on his inaugural tour on February 18, 1861. Lincoln was warmly received by 15,000 people and carried this area in his election.
The Village of Webster
N 43° 12.694 W 077° 25.742
UTM: 18T E 302690 N 4787173
WEBSTER MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
18 Lapham Park Webster, New York 14580 585.265.3308