American Red Cross, Then and Now
Perinton Historical Society is pleased to welcome Jerry Bennett back to the Fairport Museum as he discusses the American Red Cross, Then and Now on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m.
House and apartment fires here in Rochester. Forest fires in Northern California. Hurricane relief on the Gulf Coast. A U.S. military service member who receives notification of a serious illness back home. A lifeguard who saves a life. A newborn baby who needs a "gold" blood transfusion to survive. What is the common thread? The American Red Cross!
Follow Jerry Bennett, Red Cross volunteer and former staff member, as he weaves a web of introductions to Clara Barton, President Lincoln, Bordentown, New Jersey, Senator Charles Sumner and the Geneva Conventions before bringing it full circle to Rochester’s own Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Bennett will draw upon his 50-plus years of Red Cross service as he shares stories, maps, books and letters and his own personal experiences.
This presentation will take place at the Fairport Museum, 18 Perrin Street. It is free and is open to the public.
Fairport Historical Museum, home of the Perinton Historical Society, is nestled in the Village of Fairport and is a showcase of local artifacts, biographies and history.
The Museum houses more than 6 paintings from renowned artist, and late Fairport resident, Carl Peters. Peter’s works include portraits, landscapes, and the Museum’s star attraction, an oil-on-canvas WPA mural commissioned and installed in 1938 by the Fairport Public Library, original tenant of the current building.
Fairport Historical Museum, 18 Perrin Street, Fairport, NY 14450
585.223.3989 | www.perintonhistoricalsociety.org
The Museum is open each Sunday and Tuesday from 2pm -4 pm, Thursday from 7pm – 9pm, and Saturday from 10am – 1pm, with the exception of major holidays. Admission is free and open to the public. The Museum is closed from mid-December through February, reopening the first week of March. During recess, presentations are hosted at the Fairport Public Library and in the Museum on specific dates when publicized. Free parking in the Fairport Village Landing and limited parking is available on Perrin Street.