Festival of Trees Winners
The Mary Cariola Children’s Center, State Road Residence won the children’s division of the Webster Museum’s Festival of Trees. The children created holiday images from their handprints and footprints.
The Webster Quilt Guild won the adult division with their colorful and creatively-embellished stars.
Each winner will receive a $25 prize.
Congratulations to all entrants and thank you for making the Webster Museum “merry and bright” for the past month!
We are very grateful to the many Webster area businesses who contributed items to this years holiday raffle.
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.
Mary Pantas 1928 - 2019
Forever a part of the Webster Museum
You could feel the joy in the air when Mary stopped by the Webster Museum. She was kind enough to join us in September for our Motoring open house and in May for History and a Cup. Here at the museum, we're fortunate to have reminders of Mary all around us. She is dearly missed!
May 8th 2019: Mary Pantas: Watch Now
May 15th 2019: George Baker Watch Now
May 22nd 2019: Wayne Wolfe Watch Now
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.
Old Time Radio
Until 1922 there was only silence.
Rochester's initial attempts to break that silence didn't go entirely as planned. It's first commercial radio station (WHQ) closed after only a few short months thanks in part to the steel superstructure of the Times-Union building that housed the radio station's antenna and muffled its signal. Luckily the expertise and equipment that put WHQ on the air was passed on to George Eastman who founded WHAM with the assistance of Lawrence Hickson in July of 1922.
The voices of Rochester radio soon became familiar friends, relied on for news, weather and entertainment.
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.
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