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Events

Clarkson Historical Society’s Summer Camp 2024

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 19 – Thursday, August 22 from 9:00 AM to noon each day.   

 

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

Restoring 1851 Porter Hotel in the Village of Brockport

On Tuesday, June 4th, at 7 PM the Clarkson Historical Society will host Valerie Ciciotti and Kevin McCarthy who will share their experiences restoring the 1851 Porter Hotel in the Village of Brockport and turning it into the Park Avenue Bed and Breakfast.  Their talk will include details about the history of the building, structural repairs and interior restoration.

 

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

Garden of Forgotten Plants, Christine Hunt

On Tuesday, May 7th, at 7:00 PM, The Clarkson Historical Society will host Christine Hunt whose talk is titled, Garden of Forgotten Plants.  Plants, like fashions, come and go in popularity and often fade into obscurity. The roles some plants played in history are forgotten. Please join us in taking a new look at some old favorite plants, culinary and medical uses, and their stories.

 

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

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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