October 14, 2007 – “One Room Schoolhouses”
Presented by Christopher B. Manaseri, Superintendent of Schools of the Brighton Central School District. Dr. Manaseri presented an entertaining view of our nation’s and region’s one-room schoolhouses (based on Dr. Manaseri’s doctoral dissertation). Following the presentation, Mary Jo Lanphear, Brighton Town Historian, presented a brief history of the public schools in Brighton. This program was held at the French Road Middle School, which is situated across the street from a Brighton one room schoolhouse.
June 30, 2007 – “Gideon Cobb Days – Historical focus: The Buckland Farmstead”
Participants explored the newly refurbished Buckland Farmhouse, Buckland farm land and the West Brighton area. Several events took place during the the day on the property: tours of the newly renovated historic farmhouse were on-going; found artifacts were on display and explained by Leo Dodd. An archeological dig was in progress throughout the day. A 45 minute bus tour of the Westfall neighborhood also operated throughout the day.
May 1, 2007 – “The Landscapes of Alling DeForest”
Presented by Jean Czerkas, landscape historian. Ms. Czerkas presented a slide lecture on the life and 50 year career of Alling DeForest. The meeting was held at the Brighton Town Hall Auditorium.
January 28, 2007 – Annual Meeting – “Come to the Fair! A Close-up of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893”
Presented by Arlene Wright, this PowerPoint presentation highlighted Rochester’s connection to the;greatest of all the World’s Fairs. Ms. Wright showed the story through vintage photos taken at the fair. The meeting was held at the Brighton Memorial Library Media Center.