Honeoye Fall-Mendon Historical Society Museum. file photo

The March 4, 2021 Meeting of the Honeoye Falls-Mendon Historical Society will be held on Zoom.  Details for logging into the meeting are below.

Our speaker will be Maureen Whalen.  Her topic will be “Sam Patch, America’s First Daredevil”. Whalen was a librarian with the Rochester Public Library for more than 30 years.  Since her retirement in 2007, she has pursued her interest in local history research.  She co-wrote the centennial history of the Rochester Public Library.  She has prepared exhibits on the War of 1812, World War II, the Underground Railroad, Women’s Suffrage and Prohibition for the Greece Historical Society where she has been a volunteer for the past nine years.  She  conducts walking tours of the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  In 2019, she published her book “A History of the Seneca Park Zoo”.

“Sam Patch, America’s First Daredevil”.  Nik Wallenda is just the latest in a long line of American daredevils.  The first was Sam Patch, who made his reputation “jumping falls”.  Sam will always be remembered in Rochester for what happened on that fateful day, November 13, 1829.  Join us to hear Whalen tell us about Sam’s exploits.

This will be a virtual meeting on Zoom beginning at 7:30.

To log in on the Zoom app:
Meeting ID: 878 0538 5428
Passcode: 200769

To obtain the Zoom app on your phone, tablet or computer: https://zoom.us/join

For information, call 624-5655.

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