This Web site will be discontinued shortly and is no longer being maintained. For current information about the Western Monroe Historical Society and the Morgan-Manning House, please visit our new Web site at www.morganmanninghouse.org
About Us ...
The Western Monroe Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) private exempt foundation, was organized by a handful of dedicated people in 1965. The Morgan-Manning House became its headquarters. The Society's main purpose is to preserve the House and the cultural and historical heritage of this community. Today the society has grown to over 400 members.
The Society sponsors a variety of programs and activities for the community. They Include
The Society hosts meetings for a number of local organizations. The Quilters, Spinners, Preservation, and History Clubs all meet on a regular basis at the House.
The Society takes great pride in cooperating with area schools to help enrich their local history curriculum. School children visit the House and its volunteers introduce them to an important part of the history of the village and the Victorian Era.
Attention - Tour Guides Wanted! President Alicia Fink suggests that a new committee be formed for obtaining guides to lend a hand when Janet receives requests for guided house tours. Please call the office (637-3645) if you would like to volunteer to have some training to become a guide yourself.
The extensive collection of local history records at the Morgan-Manning House is available for research, by appointment. Tours of the Morgan-Manning House are free to the public, although donations are gratefully accepted. To schedule a tour, please call (585) 637-3645.
Books by Historian Eunice Chesnut, including her recent "Encyclopedia of Brockport", as well as other commemorative items may be purchased from the Society, with proceeds going to support the preservation of the house and grounds. The encyclopedia was published in 2010. We are currently at work on Volume Two. If your family was one we missed, we would love to hear from you. Give Eunice a call at the Morgan-Manning House Monday through Thursday mornings (637-3645) or in the evening at home (637-4888). Thank you for your suggestions.
In addition, the Morgan Manning Quilters conduct a quilt raffle every two years, featuring a hand-made quilt with procedes supporting quilting activities as well as the general Historic Society budget. Kathy Kepler was the lucky winner of the 2012 quilt.
For more information, please call the WMHS office at (585) 637-3645 or e-mail us.
- May 1 - 10:00 AM, Quilters
- May 14 - 2:30 PM, Historic Preservation
- May 14 - 6:00 PM, Annual Meeting and Potluck Supper (members only)
- May 15 - 10:00 AM, Quilters
- May 28 - 10:00 AM, Spinners
We have had visitors so far this year.
This site was last updated May 4, 2013.