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Clarkson Historical Society Annual Handwriting Contest

The Clarkson Historical Society will hold its annual Handwriting Contest for fourth-grade students through high school. 

 

The contest celebrates the birthday (January 23rd) of John Hancock whose signature was the most prominent on the Declaration of Independence.  Those wishing to enter should write the following sentence in their best cursive: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”  Entries will be judged on legibility, neatness, and clarity of letter formation.

Entry forms can be found in the Clarkson Town Hall, on the Clarkson Historical Society Facebook page, and on on the link below.

All entries should be mailed to the Clarkson Historical Society, PO Box 600, Clarkson, NY 14430, and must be postmarked by February 12th.  Winners will be notified by phone.

Dan Schneiderman, the Eclipse Partnership Coordinator at the Rochester Museum & Science Center

The Clarkson Historical Society will host Dan Schneiderman, the Eclipse Partnership Coordinator at the Rochester Museum & Science Center, on Tuesday, December 5th, at 7 PM. The location of this talk will be at the Stanley Pogroszewki Justice Court – 3655 Lake Road Clarkson, 14430.

 

The Greater Rochester Region will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse for the first time in almost a century on April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse occurs when a portion of Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the moon which fully blocks sunlight.  Dan will discuss the science and history of solar eclipses, the impact the eclipse will have on our region, and how to prepare for this extraordinary astronomical opportunity. 

 

This talk is free and open to the public.   

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Vietnam War Veteran, Tom Hetherington

The Clarkson Historical Society will host Vietnam War Veteran, Tom Hetherington on Tuesday, November 7th, at 7 PM.

Mr. Hetherington will discuss his responsibilities and experiences in Vietnam as well as his experiences with the

Apollo 11 and 12 capsule splash-downs.

This talk will be at the Clarkson Academy, 8343 West Ridge Rd. This talk is free and open to the public.   

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How the Bubonic Plague of the 1300's Reverberates Today

The Clarkson Historical Society will host anthropologist Dr. Charles Edwards as he presents “How the Bubonic Plague of the 1300's Reverberates Today” on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7 PM in the Clarkson Academy.

Dr. Edward’s presentation is on the “Black Death” (Bubonic Plague) pandemic that killed between 75 and 200 million people across Europe, North Africa and the Near East in the mid-1300s. Most people today are aware of the horrors of the plague, but few are aware of how it launched a series of cultural, religious, social, political, and economic changes that ultimately made the modern world possible. He will conclude with the plague’s implications for today’s pandemics.

The Clarkson Academy is located at 8343 West Ridge Rd. The talk is free and the public is invited.  Admission is free. 

Clarkson Historical Society’s Summer Camp 2023

Summer School Camp at the Clarkson Academy will be a four-day experience in cursive writing, reading, games, stories, history, and music, all typical at schools including one-room schools in the 1940s and 50s. 

The Summer School Camp is for 20 students going into fourth and fifth grades.  This four-day school experience will be held Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24 from 9:00 AM to noon each day.    

The cost is $10.00 per student to cover the cost of supplies.  

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