Joseph Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning photograph, "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima". The photograph was taken with a "Speed Graphic" camera manufactured here in Rochester, NY and is now in the collection of the Eastman House.
2014 Webster Museum Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Competition
The public is invited to decorate 4 foot trees placed throughout the museum beginning Tues Nov.25. Groups, individuals, friends, families, etc. decorate and themes have included location in the museum, whimsy, current events or the organization represented. Trees must be decorated before Dec 6th. Public vote determines the winners in both adult and youth categories and 1st place winners each receive $25. Voting begins the evening of December 6th as part of the Village White Christmas event and continues during museum regular hours through the end of December.
The museum will be open for decorating 2 – 4:30 pm Tues Nov 25, Saturday November 29, Tuesday December 2, Thursday December 4th. and Wednesday, and in the evening December 3, 6-7:30 pm.
Please call museum volunteer Sharon Pratt at 347-4202 if you have questions and would like to decorate a tree.
The Annual Meeting of the Museum Board will be held Wednesday, November 12th at 7pm at the museum.
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, 1881. 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
Share Your Business History
Few conversations on life growing up in Webster conclude without at least a mention of names like Hegedorn's, Netzman's or Charlie's. The history of Webster is incomplete without an extensive look at the significant contributions of Webster's businesses. The places we've worked and the places we've shopped.
If you are a business owner or have been a business owner, the Webster Museum would appreciate your assistance in further documenting the stories behind the memories. If you have any stories and photos you would be willing to share on our website, please drop us a line at email@example.com