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Local History Room Committee

The Local History Room Committee (LHRC) oversees town history displays, programs, collections, and fair use materials. Additionally the group reviews and evaluates materials to add to the town’s historic collections. The LHRC meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM in the local history room located within the library at 1985 Baird Road. These meeting are open to the public. 

Collections and materials are available for review during normal LHR hours or by appointment by contacting the town historian at 585 340-8740 or by email at

Local History Room Committee Members Serve One Year Terms (January 1 - December 31)

Jan Braman
Tom Kanaley
Diane Dayton Riley
Margery Salmon
Jay Thompson
Carolyn Wise
Kathy Kanauer, Town Historian
Linda Kohl, Town Board Liaison

What's on display?

Come in and learn about 20th Century Kitchens.

20th Century Kitchen

Donations and Public Loan

The LHRC is always seeking information, materials and resources regarding Penfield’s past. If you have information or materials you would like to donate or loan to LHR, please contact the town historian for details.

Materials of interest to the LHRC

  • Photos (prints, film, slides)
  • Movies (video and film)
  • Memoirs
  • Manuscripts
  • Records (local business, government)
  • Maps
  • Oral history


Volunteers are essential to the Local History Room. It's our goal to make volunteering as enjoyable for you as it is valuable for us. If you enjoy history and are a lifelong learner, then volunteering at LHRM may be for you.

We seek volunteers from diverse backgrounds to help tell the story of Penfield. From greeting visitors and groups to working behind the scenes on cataloging materials, organizing records or scanning photos, every volunteer brings meaning to the work that they do.


Local History Room Documents
2020 Local History Room Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule
2015-12-01 Local History Room Meeting Minutes
2015-11-03 Local History Room Meeting Minutes
2015-10-06 Local History Room Meeting Minutes
2015-09-01 Local History Room Meeting Minutes
2015-07-07 Local History Room Meeting Minutes
2015-06-02 Local History Room Meeting Minutes
2015-05-05 Local History Room Meeting Minutes
2015-04-07 Local History Room Meeting Minutes
2015-03-03 Local History Room Meeting Minutes

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