The Perinton Historical Society (PHS) was formed in 1935 and incorporated in 1937 as a not-for-profit volunteer organization. The volunteer board provides leadership, along with staffing for many of our events. The PHS operates and maintains the Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin Street, which is staffed with volunteers during open hours on Sundays, Tuesdays and Saturdays from March through December. The educational arm of the PHS reaches out to area students learning about local history and scouts endeavoring to earn merit badges. To supplement this education and expand our outreach to the community, the PHS sponsors monthly history presentations and annual house and cemetery tours.
The PHS is active in the community as a member of the Fairport-Perinton Merchants Association, by creating floats and marching in the Fairport 4th of July parades, preparing scarecrows for the annual October Scarecrow Festivals and staffing a booth at Fairport Canal Days each June. Our research library is available to anyone wishing to access information for research and personal interest purposes, which may include genealogical researchers, and to those people searching for the histories of their houses. The PHS newsletter, the Historigram, is published nine times a year and is distributed to our 500+ members. Educational outreach is expanded through our website, www.PerintonHistoricalSociety.org, and on the PHS Facebook page. The Perinton Historical Society is funded through memberships, donations and bequests, gift shop sales, employer matching contributions, and through our annual Yuletide Traditions silent auctions fundraiser.
We focus on: Education, Arts and Culture
Where we are: Monroe
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