At the monthly meeting of the Rochester Historical Society on September 18 at 7:00 pm, the guest speaker will be local historical fashion and textile expert, Kate Tarleton, showing us how to preserve those treasured clothing items stored our the attics. Also, Laurene Gerrior will present a sketch of the Hall family who donated numerous items to the collection. Background information on the other local families represented in the collection will be shared.
On September 21, the Rochester Historical Society requests the pleasure of your company at a Period Wedding Fashion Display and Open House at the East Rochester Church from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. After enjoying the display of formal wedding wear, music and photographs of many local wedding couples from the early 1900s, guests are invited to tea and refreshments. The clothing includes items given or loaned to the Museum by the Hall, Benner, Corse, Johnson, Fearing and many other Rochester families. The Church/Museum will also be open on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00 pm from September 22 until October 27.