WELCOME TO HISTORIC BRIGHTON

Historic Brighton is a Not-for-Profit Organization, created to educate Brighton citizens and the greater community about the history and growth of our town. We do scholarly research, which is published in our highly acclaimed newsletter; design and promote engaging and informative programs; and seek to illuminate the past in ways that support our community and encourage individuals to understand their local heritage.

The town of Brighton, NY was established in 1814. It is situated in the County of Monroe, abutting Lake Ontario in upstate New York. It was shaped by the Wisconsin Glacier until 8,000 BC and is now divided by the Genesee River. Brighton, a suburb of Rochester, was a Seneca Indian hunting ground before becoming an Erie Canal Village in 1823. With a robust nursery & farming community, Brighton became the brick industry capital of upstate New York in the 1800’s. There are still many well preserved 19th century brick homes within the town. Brighton’s 1792 Stone Tolan House is the oldest landmark in Monroe County. We invite you to share in the celebration of Brighton’s rich history.

Historic Brighton Board of Trustees

OFFICERS

  • President: Elizabeth Doty
  • Immediate Past-President/Nominating Chair: Arlene A. Vanderlinde
  • Vice-Presidents:
    • Membership: Janet Hopkin
    • Communications: Marjorie Searl
  • Administrative Assistant: Elizabeth Doty
  • Recording Secretary: Carol Yost
  • Treasurer: Michael Brandt

BOARD MEMBERS

  • Sharon Bloemendaal
  • Jessica Lacher-Feldman
  • Grant Holcomb
  • Michael Lempert
  • Marjorie Perlman
  • Ron Richardson
  • Ray Tierney Ill
  • Irmeli Ratnik
  • Mary Jo Lanphear – Town Historian
 

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