Cosmic Conversations

Cosmic Conversations with R.L. Thomas graduate and Asteroid Institute Executive Director Dr. Ed Lu with Ryan Wyatt, Senior Director of the Morrison Planetarium.

A Taste of History

Stay tuned! Chef Walter Staib and the crew of the PBS television program “A Taste of History” were recently filming at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY. The episode is expected to air in the spring of 2022 as part of the program’s 12th season.

Chef Staib demonstrates how food was prepared during the 18th century and has filmed episodes at a number of historical sites around the world.

Seasons 1-11 are available on the PBS website and are also available on Amazon Prime.

Wendy Mills visits the museum

The Silver Swan

While we do have swans in the Irondequoit Bay, it would be a dramatic stretch to connect an 18th century automatonic swan to Webster in any way….but as its really cool, so we thought we’d share it here.

Created in 1773 by John Joseph Merlin (1735–1803) and James Cox (1723–1800), the silver swan has been located at the Bowes Museum in Teesdale, England since 1892. When an internal clockwork mechanism is wound, a music box plays, glass rods rotate giving the illusion of flowing water, and the silver swan turns its head from side to side.

The Silver Swan | John Merlin

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The Repair Shop

Netflix just added another season of The Repair Shop to its offerings. If you haven’t seen it, we highly recommend it. Talented artisan’s restoring pieces of family history.