- to educate the public about the history of Henrietta, New York

- to encourage community interest in the town's history 


- to collect, preserve, and exhibit artifacts, writings, and historical items 


- to conduct and collect oral histories from town residents 


- to serve the educ​ational and cultural needs of Henrietta, New York  

Our Mission


President - Jack Hayden
Vice-President - Marilyn Galley
Treasurer- Joe Galley  
Secretary- Pat Webster

Contact Us

(New York)

Visit: www.henriettahistoricalsociety.org for directions
All programs are free and handicapped accessible.
In case of inclement weather, call HHS President Jack Hayden at 507-5213.

Henrietta Historical Society Virtual Event

Sunday November 15thth, 2020 from 2pm to 3:30pm 
A Zoom presentation by Vicki Masters Profitt

As the Civil War raged, Mary Jewett fought her own battle to become a nurse to the soldiers.  Despite being turned away by Dorothea Dix and the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Mary persevered and was commissioned a nurse at Hospital No. 8 in Nashville, Tennessee.  This determination to help others led to an extraordinary life of service.  By writing short stories and traveling the country speaking for temperance, Mary supported her husband, Jacob Telford, a soldier who had been severely wounded at the battle of Stones River. 

Vicki Masters Profitt has researched the Civil War soldiers of Monroe County since 2008.  Her blog, www.IlluminatedHistory.com shines a light on these local heroes. Employed as the Director of the Fairport Museum and as Deputy Pittsford Town & Village Historian, Vicki also serves as Vice-President of the Perinton Historical Society. Her first book, Pittsford, was released as part of Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series.

You must Pre-register for this program.

Registration Ends Friday November 13th
Your invitation/information email for joining the presentation will be sent the day prior to the event.

    If you don't know how to use Zoom, the library has classes for that. Check the events calendar for dates and times.  Thanks to the library staff for their assistance.

Henrietta, 1818-2018

Illuminating Civil War Nurse Mary Jewett Telford


This months story is:

If you want to Learn About Life, Start in a Cemetery

written by Melanie Nelson, 

​​Read the story, click here