Pittsford Historical Society

Pittsford Historical Society 2017 Calendar of EventsLooking south from Village to Herrick Mt. -the peak- with red barns

The Museum is now open Tuesdays 9-4, April through October.

Museum Hours

The Museum will open again on April 4. The hours are: Tuesdays from 9 am to 4 pm. This year, we will not be opening on Sundays; the lack of visitors and the challenge of finding volunteers to staff the museum are the combined factors behind this decision. Visitors can still make arrangements to visit the Museum in off-hours by calling Anne Pelkey or Steve Belcher (contact info given at the end of the newsletter).

Program Schedule

The Executive Board met in January and approved the following schedule of activities for the year.

Members’ Meetings

April 2: Members’ Meeting and Program, starting with a pot luck supper at 5:30 pm at the Congregational Church in Pittsford and a business meeting at 6:30.

President Bill Powers will offer a practiced slide presentation on the 1957 plane crash north of Chittenden in the Green Mountains. In 2000 the family began trying to find the crash site, whose location had been forgotten, and that is when Bill got involved. Brian Lindner may also participate; he is an expert on plane crashes in Vermont.

June 11: Members’ Meeting and Program, starting with a pot luck supper at 5:30 pm at the Congregational Church in Pittsford, business meeting at 6:30, and program around 7:00 pm.
Joe Gagnon will present the history of his grandfather’s aluminum foundry, A. Langlois & Sons, located in the mid 1940's near the Rutland_Pittsford town line. Alphonse Langlois and his sons George and David, made aluminum reproductions of cast iron Victorian lawn statuary & furniture.

August 6: 2-4 pm: a visit to the Florence Chapel, built in 1907 and now the property of Elizabeth Simpson and Howard Banow. Elizabeth and Howard bought the building in 2012 and have turned it into a beautiful second home.

October 22: Annual Members’ Meeting and Program, starting with a pot luck supper at 5:30 in the basement of the Congregational Church.
‘Scrapbooks: the Facebook of the Past.’ Barb Willis has been going through the scrapbooks donated to the PHS, and with Steve Belcher and others, we plan to put together a presentation on some of the noted delights that past Pittsfordites wanted to preserve.

Other Activities

May 29, Memorial Day. The PHS continues its involvement with our Memorial Day celebrations. The parade starts at 12:30 pm, from the Village Green, and will proceed down Arch St. to the Fire Station for the ceremonies. The speaker will be Cathy Rider, a US Navy Veteran.

July 15, Tag and Bake Sale, starting at 9:00 am at Eaton Hall.
We are grateful for donations of goods to be sold, including edibles (yes, they get sold and contribute substantially to the day’s take). Also help with sorting and pricing the donations, setting up, etc. would be most welcome.


All Pittsford Historical Society Programs are open to the public.