One hundred and nine years ago the village of Fairport held an enormous week-long event, Old Home Week, for past and present residents of the community, and anyone else who cared to visit. As part of the celebration, a souvenir booklet was published within which is an incredibly informative essay, “Little Journeys to Pleasant Places.” Poray will use text from the 1908 essay, along with documents, photographs, and professional insights to provide a unique historical perspective.
Bill Poray is the historian for the Town Perinton and the Village of Fairport. He has had a lifelong interest in history, especially local history, sparked by school social studies teachers and his own family’s involvement in the Civil War. A retiree of General Motors, Rochester Operations, Bill helped to secure and preserve the site’s historic artifacts. He has also been a Trustee of the Perinton Historical Society for many years and is former commissioner of the Fairport Historic Preservation Commission. As town historian, he has led walking and bus tours, and given presentations on numerous topics, as well as hosted hundreds of school children each year on field trips to the Fairport Historical Museum and other locations.
This event is free and open to the public, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Email [email protected] or call 223-3989 and leave name, phone number, number of attendees, and time desired (5:00 or 7:00). More information at: www.perintonhistoricalsociety.org.