September 21, 2020
Gary Newman
Historical Reeinactor

Gary is a freelance historian who has had a lifelong interest in New York State history and also a re-enactor for both the Revolutionary War and World War II. Je enjoys meeting with the public and explaining historical events. Gary has been re-enacting since 2006 and presenting formal talks since 2013.

Italian Immigrants

October 19, 2020
Edward Maruggi

The Italians of Greater Rochester: Contributions to the Community and the Nation - He will tell about how more than 4 million Italians came to America between 1880- 1920 and how their lives began as manual labors to work for the railroad.


November 16, 2020
Don Newcomb

Tools of the Past- Basic to Beams. A presentation of early American tools and how they were used in the building of the first homes of the colonies.

Holly Days

Holly Days
Hinchey House

"Holly Days" will be held at the Hinchey House.

Upcoming Events

Programs are held in the Gates Town Hall Annex, 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624 from
7 to 8:30 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month, except for January and February. This facility is handicapped accessible

Please note the Society may schedule some 2020 programs at Gates Public Library if membership is willing to try this location.
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