October 29, 2009 – “The Interurban Era”
Presented by Jim Dierks, New York Museum of Transportation. His talk highlighted the trolley railroad which ran between Rochester, Canandaigua and Geneva from 1900 –1930. This talk was presented at the Brighton Town Hall Auditorium.
June 27, 2009 – 6th Annual Celebration of Brighton History – “Gideon Cobb Days – Historic Focus: West Brighton”
This history luncheon lecture was given by Dr. Preston Pierce, Ontario County Historian. His talk, “The Pathway to the Irrepressible Conflict,” concentrated on the Underground Railroad in Western New York. The luncheon was held in the Monroe Community Hospital Auditorium, followed by a hospital tour, and a bus tour of West Brighton.
April 29, 2009 – “Trails, Tolls and Twelve Corners: The Roads of Brighton”
Presented by Mary Jo Lanphear, Brighton Town Historian. The meeting was held at the Barnes and Noble store in Pittsford Plaza, in conjunction with the month long display of the Salon I photographs.
January 25, 2009 – “Historic Brighton Celebrates Town’s Architecture: Salon I: Brighton’s Country Homes and Their Architects”
Presented by Arlene Wright Vanderlinde and Betsy Brayer who spoke on architects J. Foster Warner, Claude Bragdon, Ward Wellington Ward, and Carl R. Traver in conjunction with a photo exhibit highlighting the local work of four architects who designed Brighton homes in the late 19th and early 20th century. This meeting was held in the Wilson Gallery and Auditorium at the Harley School at 1981 Clover Street.