- 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  


President - Kay Saunders
Vice-President - Barbara Marsh
Treasurer- Joe Galley  
Secretary- Pat Webster

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This months story is:

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

written by Melanie Nelson, 

​​Read the story, click here



The History of Watercolor Painting,

The Most Difficult Medium

Presented by Sharon Dwyer Buzard

​Sunday, September 17, 2023 2 pm - 4 pm

  Do you remember when you were given your first box of watercolors?
The use of watercolor painting is a tradition that dates back to primitive man who mixed pigments with water to create cave paintings.  Ancient Egyptians used water-based paints to decorate the walls of temples and tombs and created some of the first works on papyrus.  During the Middle Ages, monks used this method to create “illuminated manuscripts”.
Sharon Buzard will discuss the fascinating history of watercolor painting.  She has illustrations of the works of the of the Italian, Dutch and English masters.  She will also discuss the joy that Jane and Cassandra Austin, the Bronte sisters, Queen Victoria, Beatrix Potter and Kate Greenaway had in choosing this art form.
Sharon is an art teacher with a Master’s Degree in Painting from RIT.  She will bring samples of her work to the presentation. 
Meetings are held at the Henrietta Senior Center, 515 Calkins Road
All programs are free and handicapped accessible
Visit www.henriettahistoricalsociety.org
 for directions
        In case of inclement weather visit facebook.com/HenriettaHistoricalSociety and www.henriettahistoricalsociety.org

Our Mission


Indigenous People's Day Ceremony and Proclamation
Join the Rush Historical Society on

Sunday, October 8th, 2023 at 2pm

at the Rush Methodist Church

(New York)