We will be having a business meeting on Tuesday May 11, with election of officers, and some planning for the future. Anyone with nominations for board positions should let us know. The meeting will be at Macedon Academy at 7 pm. Bring ideas you have for the upcoming year!
We had a well-attended meeting on April 13, when Charles Lenhart presented on the underground railroad in Macedon. He has incredible knowledge on the subject. If you are interested in learning more about his research, please let us know.
We now have a Facebook page for anyone interested in our community history, @ Macedon NY History. Become a fan!
We’ll be meeting on Tue April 13, 2010 at the Macedon Academy. Our speaker, noted Underground Railroad researcher Charles Lenhart, will talk about the UGRR in Macedon. All interested in Macedon history are welcome! The meeting starts at 7 pm. If you cannot attend but are interested in more information, please contact us.
On Flag Day June 14 2009, MHS received a new large US flag to hang in front of the Academy. This replaced one that had been worn out years ago. The flag was donated by Waste Management, and a ceremony was held to dedicate the flag to the Packard family, whose ancestors began the original Macedon Center Historical Society. Charles Packard accepted a plaque in his family’s honor, Bob Oaks was present, and people enjoyed the new displays. I’m having trouble uploading the pix.
I found these old postcard photos of Lock 61. The first one was taken from the south bank, facing west. Notice the library hill in the background. The second two were taken from the north bank, also facing west. Does anyone know what the building in the background is (in the second 2 photos), rising from the treeline? It’s a little hard to see in the photos, but it has some sort of cupola on top.
The 3rd photo appears to have been taken after this section of the Erie was converted to a spillway for Lock 30 on the Barge Canal.
I attempted to take some “then and now” photos of these scenes, but didn’t have much luck, as the 1st photo would require me to be on the roof of the plastics plant, and the second two are today obscured by brush – my photos contained more tree branches than lock walls. The last photo is the result – lots of trees, and a bit of the curved south bank wall of the lock.
Welcome to the Macedon (NY) Historical Society! Today we had a “meet the Historians” event at Books Etc in Macedon village, attended by village, town, and library historians and the public. Thanks to Books Etc. for organizing this; we look forward to another similar event where we can all discuss local history.