- March Online Zoom  Event -

by Deputy City Historian Michelle Finn

Sunday March 21st, 2021 from 2pm to 3:30pm 

Registration required for this ZOOM event

What happened to feminism in America once women won their fight for a suffrage amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920? What does it mean to say there was a “first wave” and a “second wave” of feminism, and what happened in between these so-called waves? Join us for a talk by Rochester’s Deputy Historian, Dr. Michelle Finn, as she examines American feminism in the mid-20th century through popular culture and the idea of the Modern Woman/Girl.
Michelle Finn, Ph.D., is the Deputy Historian for the City of Rochester and Senior Historical Researcher for the Rochester Public Library, where she supervises the Local History & Genealogy Division and manages the Rochester Voices digital humanities project. Dr. Finn earned her degree in American history and a graduate certificate in gender and women’s studies from the University of Rochester. She won the 2012 Susan B. Anthony Dissertation Award for her study on feminism and popular culture in the post-suffrage era and published a chapter from this work in The Ages of Wonder Woman: Essays on the Amazon Princess in Changing Times (McFarland, 2013). A native Rochesterian, Dr. Finn finds her career as a public historian in her hometown extremely rewarding and welcomes the opportunity to share her scholarship.

You must Pre-register for this program.

Registration Ends Friday March 19th
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.


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

Contact Us


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.


Our Mission

- 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  

Henrietta, 1818-2018
(New York)

This months story is:

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

written by Melanie Nelson, 

​​Read the story, click here