News from the Webster Museum

6 Nov

Veterans Day is fast approaching, and the Webster Museum has planned a great program to honor those who have fought for our country.

On Saturday November 19 at 2 p.m., Chuck Baylis, Executive Director of the Military History Society of Rochester, will present “A New War, a New Story,” his stories from the Vietnam War, gleaned from his experience as a Special Forces medic during that war and his subsequent research.

There will also be time for stories of other veterans’ experiences and for refreshments, and time to view a display of Vietnam memorabilia, including the Michael Geisler collection.

Cider, donuts and apples from local farms will be served.

Also to honor our veterans, an in-person Reading of the Names ceremony will take place in Washington, D.C. at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial beginning November 7. Every name on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be read in order of which it appears on The Wall, including five Webster boys who lost their lives in the Vietnam War: Leonard Coles, Rex Daniels, Donald Holleder, Peter Kaulback and David Semmler.

The estimated time of the reading of Webster memorials is noted below:

The Webster Museum is located at 18 Lapham Park in the Village of Webster. The museum is handicap accessible and open to the public Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 2-4:30 pm.


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Webster Museum’s annual Festival of Trees has returned.

Right now the trees are all still in storage, eagerly awaiting businesses, organizations and individuals to step up and sponsor them for this year’s Festival of Trees, wondering what pretty things creative minds plan for decorating this year.

If you’d like to answer your tree’s call, please phone Sharon Pratt at (585) 347-4202. Reserve soon, as these trees go fast!

Trees can be decorated by sponsors during the museum’s regular open hours, 2 to 4:30 p.m., on November 26, 29 or December 1.  Community members can start voting for their favorite trees on Saturday Dec. 3 during the Village’s Winter Wonderland festivities. More information to come about that.

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(posted 11/6/2022)

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