On Saturday afternoon, March 21st at 1 PM at the Lima Town Hall, William Lane, Curator of the Honeoye Falls/Mendon Museum will present an interesting talk on the history of the Mendon Ponds Park. When, how and why was our favorite “local” park created?  What was there before the land became a park?

Herman L. Fairchild, a Geology professor at the University of Rochester started the ball rolling in 1926 when he pointed out the value and unique nature of the glacial topography, the ponds, the botanical variety, and historical interest of land in the towns of Mendon and Pittsford. Two years later in 1928 the Monroe County Board of Supervisors voted to acquire 1400 acres of land for preservation as a park —Monroe County’s third park. Several subsequent purchases expanded the park to its present 2500 acres.

Come and hear the “ins and outs,” as well as the politics, of making Mendon Ponds Park the place that we all enjoy so much today. Free and open to the public. Handicap accessible.

 

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