Photographs are one of the most requested research materials we receive in the archives, usually a street or a person’s house. We’re not able to provide a photo for every request, but we may be able to provide other views such as maps or drawings.

narrow-gauge rails (the weight was from a 3-foot section) laid on gravel that came from the Glen Edith quarry near Rochester. Thirty-five sidings were located approximately every mile for the expected traffic of one trolley every five minutes that was never realized. Business was such that a…

LYONS — The Peppermint Museum in Lyons at 95 Water St., will begin offering tours in June by appointment only and by calling (315) 946-4596. The 2021 Landmark Society Award Winner museum will open with regular hours in July and August from 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Gordon Granger was born in 1821 in the small hamlet of Joy, south of the village of Sodus in Wayne County. Little is known about his early years other than he taught in 1840 during the first year of the Pre-Emption schoolhouse in Sodus. In 1841, Granger attended West Point; he graduated in 1…

GENEVA — Treat Dad to a free tour of Rose Hill Mansion this Father’s Day weekend. From Friday, to Sunday you can get one admission free with the purchase of one adult admission. Explore Robert Swan’s life as a farmer, husband and father at Rose Hill Mansion in the 19th century.

NEWARK — The Wayne County New York Genealogical Society (WCNYGS) is gearing up to help Wayneconians — past and present — celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founding of Wayne County through its genealogy project “Pioneering Families of Wayne County 1783-1899.” It begins in January 2023 an…