Webster Museum

A Spring Parade of Webster Barns

Barns are our history. That grand old barn gives us a sense of tradition of security a closeness to the land. The barn is the last remaining piece of architecture of our farming history. Each year in Webster a couple more barns are gone . The Wilmes barn is where Walgreens is now, and the Quimby barn across from town hall is where Wendy’s will be.

We have many photos of barns in Webster. Mark Smith a Webster resident and lover of barns put together a large catalogue of Webster Barns and it is here for you to see your barn or your ancestor’s barns.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Training - April 29th, 9:30 am and 6:30 pm.
An opportunity to learn the inner workings of the museum, fill in a few holes and ask questions.

Webster's Kit Houses - May 17th, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
A presentation on 'kit houses', their history and their presence in Webster and the Rochester area.

Historic Homes Presentation - May 21st, 7:30 pm at the Webster Town Hall.
Annual presentation of plaques recognizing the history of local homes.

History and a Cup - May 6th, May 13th, and May 20th, noon to 1:00 pm.
We encourage people to bring a sandwich and we have tables, drinks and cookies and they can listen to residents who have grown up in Webster they tell stories and often share photos. Volunteers needed, call Jan

Museum Barn Sale - June 11th 12th and 13th
We need Volunteers for the days we are selling but also before that for marking. See Jan Naujokas - 265-3268. If you want to donate items. You may bring them to 394 Phillips in the barn marked museum. Put items on table. Please no clothes or large furniture or electronics.

Lincoln Takes a Spin

Geocache Description:
There is a slight association with this cache and President Abraham Lincoln. He did briefly visit our nearby city of Rochester on his inaugural tour on February 18, 1881. Lincoln was warmly received by 15,000 people and carried this area in his election.

The Village of Webster

N 43° 12.694 W 077° 25.742
UTM: 18T E 302690 N 4787173


History of Business

Share Your Business History

Few conversations on life growing up in Webster conclude without at least a mention of names like Hegedorn's, Netzman's or Charlie's. The history of Webster is incomplete without an extensive look at the significant contributions of Webster's businesses. The places we've worked and the places we've shopped.

If you are a business owner or have been a business owner, the Webster Museum would appreciate your assistance in further documenting the stories behind the memories. If you have any stories and photos you would be willing to share on our website, please drop us a line at sharehistory@webstermuseum.org

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Webster Museum