For over 20 years Historic Brighton has offered programs and published quarterly newsletter/journals on our mission to explore our town’s history and educate our community about Brighton’s past.
Our organization includes professional historians, researchers, librarians, architects, long-time Brighton residents, and many others who possess a strong curiosity about their surroundings.
We have covered the Seneca Indians, our neighborhoods and sites, local cultural and religious institutions, historic personages, architectural history, historic preservation and many other subjects.
Our archive of journals on Brighton history is here. Specific topics may be searched through our comprehensive index.
Did You Know?
That British manufacturers produced a beautiful and practical art form depicting scenes from the early 19th century westward expansion in New York State that runs through Brighton?
To find out what these British manufacturers were making for export to the United States, see this Historic Brighton Newsletter.
You will also find many other fascinating articles written since 2000 by browsing our complete Newsletter archives here.
In our new Fall 2023 Newsletter issue, some of the featured topics include:
- A Legacy Deferred: The Architecture of Thomas W. Boyde, Jr.
- Tragedy on the Rails: A Fatal Subway Accident in Brighton
- Rocks of Ages: Recycling History
- Merchants of Monroe – Mario Daniele & Family
Genealogy Resources – NEW!
Access an extensive set of links and other online resources to explore your own genealogy! Compiled by Kory Yerkes, Media, Network, and Volunteer Services Manager at the Brighton Memorial Library and the basis of her recent presentation to Historic Brighton members.