October 29, 2017 – “Hearing America Change” – The Songs of World War 1

Michael Lasser, for thirty-seven years since 1980. has been the host of the Peabody Award-winning public radio program, “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” which originates on WXXI-FM. He is the former theater critic for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and CITY. His two books about American popular music remain in print, and he’s recently completed a third, City Songs: The American Popular Song 1900-1950. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he frequently speaks at museums and universities. His books will be available for signing. This special event is free and all are welcome!

June 9 and 11, 2017 – Gideon Cobb Days

  • Friday June 9th at Noon
  • Free tour of the Buckland House
  • Join us for a Food Truck Picnic ($15)
  • Commemorative gift
  • Celebrate the presentation of the Leo Dodd Preservation Award
  • Sunday June 11 at 2 p.m.
  • Bring the family for a nature walk on the Buckland Trail. Gather at trail head. Parking available at Temple B’roth Kodesh
  • Enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social at the Buckland House

Sponsored by the Brighton Chamber of Commerce and the Brighton Rotary.

April 30, 2017 – Digging for Our Dutch Roots – The Forgotten Legacy of a People and Their Contributions to Our Local Culture

Presented by Arlene Vanderlinde, Trinity Reformed Church, 909 North Landing Road, 2:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Digging for our Dutch Roots poster

January 29, 2017 – 18th Annual Meeting of Historic Brighton – Verdis Robinson: “Ghosts of the Old Seventh Ward: A Virtual Walking Tour of Memory and Legacy”

The Old Seventh Ward – the Joseph Avenue neighborhood – was the “melting pot” of Italian, Jewish, Irish, and German immigrants and home of many African Americans who came North during the Second Great Migration. Step back in time with Verdis Robinson – Brighton High School graduate, assistant professor of history and of African American history at Monroe Community College, and director of The Democracy Commitment – as he shares with us his research into this significant Rochester neighborhood.

Historic Brighton Annual Meeting 2017

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