Webster Museum

Webster Town & Village Historian

Lynn Barton

Conveniently, the office of the Town and Village Historian, Lynn Barton is located at the Webster Museum.

The historian oversees a wide variety of reference material, both written and photographic that is available to researchers, history buffs and the curious by appointment (online or 265.3308).

Available Information

Webster Schools

Webster School Records

  • Yearbooks dating back to 1920
  • School Photographs
  • School Pamphlets, brochures and documents by year or by school
  • Literary Club scrapbooks
  • School Ledgers
  • etc.

Property Records

  • Home and Business Records (sorted by address)
  • Assessment records from early Webster (various years, 1860's - 1930's)


  • Family Genealogies
  • 1855 Webster Census (copy)
  • Diaries
  • 1942 survey of residents (by street and names)


  • Business and Organization records
  • Dr. A.P. Maine's Ledgers
  • The Webster Hotel's Ledgers
  • and many others

Webster Herald

Multi Media

  • Bound Webster Herald newspapers dating back to 1920's.
  • Photographs, slides and film
  • Numerous Books and reference materials
  • Postcards of Webster
  • 1945 three volume history compiled by Thomas Wright, town historian
  • Maps of Webster (1852, 1872, 1902, 1924, 1941 and others)

Webster Historians

Edith Ann (Wright) Lawrence World War I period
Thomas E. Wright 1938-1948
Howard van R. Palmer 1949-1954
Thomas Gaffney 1954-1963
Esther A. Dunn 1964-1976
Richard Batzing 1976-2004
Lynn Barton 2004-
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18 Lapham Park Webster, New York 14580 585.265.3308

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