October 2, 2010 – “Historic Brighton on the Erie Canal”
Presented by Vicki Schmitt and Brett Costello. “Past History and Present Development on the Erie/Barge Canal and its Genesee Arm” was presented by Vicki Schmitt, President of Corn Hill Navigation and “Rochester’s Mile of the Erie Canal: Public and Private Interests Spark Economic Development” was offered by Brett Costello, VP of AJ Costello and Sons Development. This meeting was held on board the Mary Jemison tour boat sailing roundtrip from Corn Hill Landing to Lock 33 at Edgewood Avenue.
June 26, 2010 – “Father’s Farm : A First Person Account of West Brighton Farm Life from 1871-1902”
Presented by Leo Dodd. Based on the handwritten diaries from the Edmunds Farm at the corner of Westfall and South Clinton Avenue, Leo Dodd brought them to life in a fascinating compilation of the information in the diaries. The luncheon meeting held at Grinnell’s Restaurant on Monroe Avenue.
April 25, 2010 – “The Eastman Theatre: Fulfilling George Eastman’s Dream”
Presented by Betsy Brayer. Highlights from the stunning new book Betsy has authored, celebrating the history and renovation of the Eastman Theatre. The meeting was held at the Brighton Town Hall Auditorium.
January 31, 2010 – Annual Meeting and Program – “Historic Brighton Presents: Salon II: Brighton’s Notable Architects – Jay Fay, Otis W. Dryer, and Harwood B. Dryer”
Presented by Arlene Wright Vanderlinde, and Leander McCord – presented by Christopher Brandt. A PowerPoint program using photos of homes and buildings as they looked when first built and present day. The meeting was held at the Brighton Town Hall Auditorium.