Webster Museum

Stop by the Webster Museum!

The museum is currently featuring artifacts from its own collection, plus items from the collection of Ed Harding. Ed Harding has conducted multiple archeological digs in the Webster area and will be at the museum on April 29th to share his experiences.

Annual Barn Sale

June 8, 9 and 10th

Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the barn (394 Phillips Road). Please call Jan with any questions (265-3268). No clothes, computers or heavy furniture please.

The Annual Webster High School Alumni Banquet

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dear Alumni of Webster High School:
You are cordially invited to attend The Annual Webster High School Alumni Banquet. Contact your class representative for details.

Webster Columbus Center
60 Barrett Drive, Webster, NY 14580

Social Hour 5:00 pm, Light Hors d'oeuvres, Cash Bar Available
Dinner 6:00 pm, $30.00 per person

Morning at the Museum

July 12, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore Webster's past!
Participate in diary writing, scavenger hunts, colonial games and activities with Museum staff and Shana Lynott from the Webster Public Library.

Limit 15 children
Register today at the Webster Public Library website.

History and a Cup

May 17, 2017 noon - 2:00 pm

Barry Martin from the class of 1955 will tell his story of growing up in Webster. Barry's family owned the Martin Lumber Co.

Barry was in Scout troup 108. Barry started the Junior History Club at Spry and the group was responsible for putting the first State marker up in fron of Dr. Holt's home on Holt Rd.

Barry a retired Judge has written a book about Bob Davies a renowned Basketball player of the Rochester Royals. He will share some of his stories on writing the book .

A few photos from Barry's visit are now online.

This Week

Photos of Webster

NEW: We'll be sharing a few photos taken around Webster within the current week.

www.webstermuseum.org/thisweek

Gary Morgan

Many thanks to Gary Morgan for coming out to the Webster Museum and sharing so many delightful stories from his days behind the wheel. We are happy so many of Gary's friends (old and new) could attend.

A few photos from the afternoon are now online.

Lincoln Letter

Abraham Lincoln - Letter of June 11th, 1860

By June of 1860 Abraham Lincoln was a household name throughout much of the United States. His seemingly quick rise to public attention began in February of 1860 following Lincoln's well received Cooper Union Address, the publication of a series of debates with Stephen Douglas in March, and his nomination for President of the United States in May of the same year.

The Reverend William C. Whitcomb, a published Massachusetts abolitionist and son of a Lincoln became curious and wrote to Abraham Lincoln in the hopes a shared ancestry existed. While he received no confirmation of a family connection, he did receive a handwritten letter from Abraham Lincoln.

The Whitcomb family hung on to the letter and by 1935 it had made its way to Webster, New York with Rev. Whitcomb's son, Albert. Albert's daughter, Irene married Herbert Blackwell and in 1976, the Blackwell family kindly donated the letter to the newly formed, Webster Museum.

Pictured above is Abraham Lincoln's desk and home in Springfield, Illinois. The desk and home that Lincoln possibly wrote to Rev. Whitcomb from.

Today a COPY of the Lincoln letter is on display at the Webster Museum. the actually letter is NOT on the premises.

Veteran's Day 2016 : Mr. Ted Ellstrom

We are extremely grateful to Mr. Ted Ellstrom for sharing stories of his military service during World War II at the Webster Museum Veteran's Day Presentation.

A few photos from the afternoon are now online.

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