We're opening August 21st!
Details on the Ward Mann Exhibit below.
Until then, explore our website and recently updated blog!
The Webster Museum is pleased to announce that the museum will re-open to the public on August 21, 2021. We have missed our visitors and are eager for your return.
In August, the museum will be open to the public on two Saturdays only, August 21 and August 28, from 2:00-4:30 pm.
MEMBERS - SAVE THE DATE: August 15, 2021. We are still finalizing the details, so look for a email invitation to an exclusive exhibit event for members that will be held prior to the public opening.
It's not too late to become a member or renew your membership online.
In September, regular museum open hours will resume: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 2:00-4:30 pm.
Our opening exhibit will feature the paintings of artist Ward Mann, who lived, worked and painted in Webster from 1961 until his death in 2005. His family has generously provided many of Ward’s paintings for this exhibit, as well as memorabilia from his studios in Webster and in Rocky Neck, MA as well as slide shows of the many works not physically present during this exhibit.
Plan to come often and stay awhile to savor the breadth and beauty of Ward Mann's paintings.
Clear out some space in your cupboards and closets. We can help pass your old treasures on to a new home.
Please leave your donations in the barn, 394 Phillips Rd., Webster.
Receipts are available on the table.
We can’t take large furniture, clothing, computers, exercise equipment, snow skis. We love household items, tools, pottery, collections, books, records, games, Christmas items. Think small and easy to lift.
We greatly appreciate your support!
Night at the Museum
Our new nightly look, with thanks to Allan Electric. (Photos courtesy of Lynn Barton.)
The Webster Walkabout Adventure Lab
The Webster Walkabout Adventure Lab will take you on a walking tour of some of the historical locations in the Village of Webster. This adventure is kid-friendly and handicap-accessible. Please stay on sidewalks throughout your journey.
You will be guided on a walking tour of the Village of Webster, NY, visiting five sites of historic significance to the founding of the Village of Webster. Your walking tour will take you on a 1.5 mile walk and will take about an hour to complete.
In order to play the Adventure Lab, you need a smart phone, with the Adventure Lab mobile app installed. The app works with both iOS (iPhones) and Android phones. You must have a free account on geocaching.com and you must also have a data plan and cell service. The Adventure Lab mobile app is a multi-media, interactive app.
To open this adventure in the Adventure Lab mobile app, use the following URL: labs.geocaching.com/goto/WEBSTER
Once you complete the Adventure Lab, you will be given a code to unlock a special bonus puzzle geocache located at the Webster Museum, located at 18 Lapham Park, Webster, NY.
To find out more about geocaching, go to www.geocaching.com
A Virtual Tour
With Doreen and Laureen from the Webster Public Library and Sharon Pratt of the Webster Museum.
Whilst our doors are closed to the public, you can still catch a brief glimpse of what lies beyond our doorway.
National Hamburger Month
OK, we may be a little biased, but there can't be too many cities with a tastier relationship with the hamburger than Rochester. Imagine heading out for a hamburger and only having the choice of McDonald's, Burger King or if you're lucky Wendy's. Here in Webster, we have Bill Gray's, Charlie's and when the bridge is open, Don's Original. Each restaurant with its own story and connection to the Webster community. Take a look at our little timeline of Rochester Hamburger history.
The Webster Basket Factory
Behind the scenes at the Webster Museum (February 17, 2020)
Don Kittelberger who worked at the Webster Basket Factory for many years, was kind enough to stop by the Webster Museum to share some of his knowledge of baskets and the Webster Basket Factory with our museum volunteers.
World War Two
The beginnings of a page honoring the all too numerous Webster residents who lost their lives fighting for our country during World War Two.
Dear Webster Museum
A selection of letters sent to the museum following student visits.
Do you have a skill or collection you would like to share?
If you're available between 2:00-4:00 pm Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays we'd love to have you! It's a great opportunity to share what you enjoy and maybe inspire and educate others.
The Cunningham Automobile
100 years ago it was possible to buy an automobile that was built in Rochester, NY. Possible, but expensive. James Cunningham, Son and Company produced some of the most expensive vehicles available at the time. The Cunningham Automobile was a handmade, high performance vehicle that rivaled the likes of Rolls Royce.
Cunningham's clients included Cecil B. De Mille, George Eastman, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Marshall Field, William Randolph Hearst, Harold Lloyd, Mary Pickford, and the Wrigley brothers.
A small glance at the Civil War
New to the Webster Museum
Thanks to the many talents of Tom Pellett, the museum now has a miniature diorama portraying a battle during the American Civil War.
WEBSTER MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
18 Lapham Park Webster, New York 14580 585.265.3308