“Apples and the Stories behind Them” will be presented by Mary Jean Welser on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the Geneva History Museum, 543 S. Main St. The program, sponsored by the Antiques Club of the Finger Lakes, is free and open to the public. The program is handicapped accessible.
Apples, like many perennials, can be passed from one generation to the next. Many apple stories are local legends treasured by lovers of apples and story tellers. Learning the stories behind the many varieties of apples and the story of the history of the fruit itself can bring history to life.
“It will be my pleasure to share stories of some of these apples and even happier to hear some of your memories of the fruit,” said Welser, who currently works in the Department of Plant Pathology at the New York State Experiment Station in Geneva. Her interest in apples came from working many years in the Department of Horticultural Sciences. For many years she has been responsible for the heirloom apple displays for the Genesee Country Museum annual Agricultural Fair.