Greece Historical Society Fall Programs

By on September 26, 2017

image003•Blanche Stuart Scott: America’s First Aviatrix

Portrayed  Maureen Whalen

October 10, 2017 • 7:00 p.m. at the Greece Public Library

Blanche Stuart Scott, who was born in Greece, was a pioneer in the automotive and aviation industries. In September 1910, only weeks after completing a cross-county drive through the United States, she became the first American woman to fly an airplane. Come “meet” this fascinating woman and hear in her own words about her flying adventures. Maureen Whalen will be interpreting Blanche in this program based on recordings of interviews with Blanche and excerpts from her unpublished autobiography.

 

•There Goes the Neighborhood”  The Rochester Racial Uprising of 1964

November 14, 2017 • 7:00 p.m. at the Greece Public Library

Presented by Verdis LeVar Robinson

In this interactive presentation the goal is to virtually tour, relive, and retell the historical transformation of an old 7th Ward in Rochester and to study the effects of racism and discriminatory policies and practices, which is argued to have caused the uprisings. With this understanding, we can gain insight in the recent uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore in addition to understanding urban uprisings in general to inform anti-violence and anti-poverty efforts in New York State. (A Public Scholars program of Humanities New York)

The Greece Museum is located 595 Long Pond Road, Greece and is open on Sundays 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

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