Webster Museum

Celebrate the Season

Stop in and Vote for your favorite!

Voting begins the evening of Dec 1st as part of the Village White Christmas event.

Voting continues until the end of December during regular museum hours.

Don't miss the The Burkhardt Creche and numerous other seasonal displays!

The Christmas Eve Flower

Visit Wegmans this time of year and its hard not to be taken by the vast displays of brightly colored flowers framing the edges of the doorway.

What today decorates homes across the continent at Christmastime was largely unknown outside of Mexico until the early 19th century.

In Mexico, the plant is known as la Flor de Noche Buena (The Christmas Eve Flower) thanks to a 16th century legend of a poor young girl who gives the plants star shaped flowers as a Christmas gift.

Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851) was an American physician, explorer, member of Congress, cabinet secretary, Minister to Mexico and... botanist.

While Minister to Mexico, Poinsett who maintained hothouses on the grounds of his native South Carolina home, had samples of the plant sent home to propagate.

Within a decade the plant became known as "The Poinsettia" in Poinsett's honor.

ROC the DayROC the DAY with the Webster Museum

Thank You for your Support!

If you missed ROC the Day but would like to contribute, please consider joining us and our efforts to preserve and share local history

.

Your support enables the Webster Museum to continue to providing programming that inspires discovery and learning.

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.

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.

Visitors Hours

Civil War Webster WWI Archive Historical Plaques
We're on Facebook We're on Pinterest

WEBSTER MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
18 Lapham Park Webster, New York 14580 585.265.3308

Webster Museum