Heavens to Murgatroyd, Dagnabbit and Fiddlesticks!
We are hoping to open in the very near future. Stay tuned for further updates.
Your Support is Greatly Appreciated!
The Webster Museum is determined to keep its 20-year tradition of celebrating the holidays with our community.
What brings you joy? Do you dress up your pets? Make your own ornaments or special treats? Decorate your house or yard? Have family traditions?
If it makes you happy, it will make others happy too!
Check back soon and often. We'll be updating our gallery as submissions come in.
Susan B. Anthony Doll Giveaway
Before youtube and zoom, before television and even radio, there were few ways to share ideas and opinions with the public.
Following her arrest for illegally voting and looking to share her impassioned beliefs with the people, Susan B. Anthony, took to the road.
Between 1872 and 1873 Anthony visited a total of 50 towns and villages throughout Monroe and Ontario counties, including the village of Webster. Standing not far from the Webster Museum's current location and as in the other towns and villages she visited, Anthony gave her speech titled, "Is it a Crime for a Citizen of the United States to Vote?".
In honor of Susan B. Anthony's visit to Webster we have elected to give away a limited edition Susan B. Anthony Barbie doll, unopened and in its original box. This newly released doll is destined to quickly become a collector's item.
To enter, simply join or renew your Webster Museum membership by December 14th*.
On December 15th, one entry will be selected at random with the hope of Susan arriving at the winner's home before Christmas.
*The dreaded fine print. Open to residents of the United States and Canada. No purchase necessary. However, non-purchase entries are limited to one entry per mailing address and to Webster, New York residents only. To request an entry without purchasing a membership, mail your request to the Webster Museum, 18 Lapham Park Webster, New York 14580. Entry requests must be postmarked by December 10th, 2020.
Night at the Museum
Our new nightly look, with thanks to Allan Electric. (Photos courtesy of Lynn Barton.)
The Webster Walkabout Adventure Lab
The Webster Walkabout Adventure Lab will take you on a walking tour of some of the historical locations in the Village of Webster. This adventure is kid-friendly and handicap-accessible. Please stay on sidewalks throughout your journey.
You will be guided on a walking tour of the Village of Webster, NY, visiting five sites of historic significance to the founding of the Village of Webster. Your walking tour will take you on a 1.5 mile walk and will take about an hour to complete.
In order to play the Adventure Lab, you need a smart phone, with the Adventure Lab mobile app installed. The app works with both iOS (iPhones) and Android phones. You must have a free account on geocaching.com and you must also have a data plan and cell service. The Adventure Lab mobile app is a multi-media, interactive app.
To open this adventure in the Adventure Lab mobile app, use the following URL: labs.geocaching.com/goto/WEBSTER
Once you complete the Adventure Lab, you will be given a code to unlock a special bonus puzzle geocache located at the Webster Museum, located at 18 Lapham Park, Webster, NY.
To find out more about geocaching, go to www.geocaching.com
A Virtual Tour
With Doreen and Laureen from the Webster Public Library and Sharon Pratt of the Webster Museum.
Whilst our doors are closed to the public, you can still catch a brief glimpse of what lies beyond our doorway.
National Hamburger Month
OK, we may be a little biased, but there can't be too many cities with a tastier relationship with the hamburger than Rochester. Imagine heading out for a hamburger and only having the choice of McDonald's, Burger King or if you're lucky Wendy's. Here in Webster, we have Bill Gray's, Charlie's and when the bridge is open, Don's Original. Each restaurant with its own story and connection to the Webster community. Take a look at our little timeline of Rochester Hamburger history.
Monday mornings at the Webster Museum will never be quite the same. We are so very thankful for Harvey's dedication to the museum, for all of his hard work and for the joy of his regular presence. Harvey, you are in our thoughts!
The Webster Basket Factory
Behind the scenes at the Webster Museum (February 17, 2020)
Don Kittelberger who worked at the Webster Basket Factory for many years, was kind enough to stop by the Webster Museum to share some of his knowledge of baskets and the Webster Basket Factory with our museum volunteers.
World War Two
The beginnings of a page honoring the all too numerous Webster residents who lost their lives fighting for our country during World War Two.
Dear Webster Museum
A selection of letters sent to the museum following student visits.
Do you have a skill or collection you would like to share?
If you're available between 2:00-4:00 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays we'd love to have you! It's a great opportunity to share what you enjoy and maybe inspire and educate others.
The Cunningham Automobile
100 years ago it was possible to buy an automobile that was built in Rochester, NY. Possible, but expensive. James Cunningham, Son and Company produced some of the most expensive vehicles available at the time. The Cunningham Automobile was a handmade, high performance vehicle that rivaled the likes of Rolls Royce.
Cunningham's clients included Cecil B. De Mille, George Eastman, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Marshall Field, William Randolph Hearst, Harold Lloyd, Mary Pickford, and the Wrigley brothers.
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.
WEBSTER MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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