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Cemetery Tour 2018

The Webster Museum and Webster Union Cemetery (SW corner of Route 250 and Woodhull Road) will bring history alive on September 22 from 1-4 pm. You will get the unique chance to meet and interact with many of Webster's citizens from the past.

An example of one of the costumed interpreters is pictured here. Minerva Strowger, granddaughter of Abram Foster was one of Webster's earliest settlers. Minerva (AKA Gwen Hoffman, Webster Museum volunteer) lived in Webster from 1830-1904. She was married to Charles Strowger and had two children, Johnny who died at age 14 and May. Minerva and her daughter May ran a boarding house on Lake Road, but May was most notable for establishing the hotel and restaurant that would become Hedges Nine Mile Point on the land she inherited from her mother.

The cemetery tour will include other personalities out of Webster's past with whom you may interact and learn more about Webster history. There are few better ways to spend a Saturday afternoon in September than strolling through Webster Union Cemetery as history comes alive! Hope to see you there!

Both the town Historian and Webster Museum have biographical materials to share at 18 Lapham Park.

The Museum is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 2-4:30 pm.

Puttin' On the Ritz

Webster Museum Case at the Webster Public Library

The height of fashion...circa 1929. Perfect for a night out on the town.

Visit our display at the Webster Public Library to learn more.

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, 2017

It 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.

Doolittle's Raid

November 11, 2017

Many thanks to Jack Kowiak for sharing his presentation on Doolittle's Raid.

A few photos from the afternoon are now online.

Raising Monarchs

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.

With that in mind, here is a small look into the world of another kind of Webster resident, the Monarch butterfly.

History and a Cup

Thank you!

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.

Gary Morgan

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.

A few photos from the afternoon are now online.

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