Perinton Historical Society member Margaret E. “Peg” McGee has generously loaned over 70 pieces from her extensive Santa Claus collection to the Fairport Historical Museum (18 Perrin St.) for their holiday exhibit. They will be on display until December 17. McGee’s collection numbers in the hundreds, and items range from decorative Santas to books and toys featuring the jolly old elf. A mechanical Santa on a motorcycle that Peg purchased for her father in the early 1960s spurred her love for Santa collecting. Although her purchasing pace has slowed due to a lack of space in her home, Peg still enjoys displaying her collection and adding an occasional piece.
Peg McGee lives in the East Rochester house that was originally purchased by her grandparents in about 1920. She attended schools in Rochester and East Rochester and had a long career in the banking industry before retiring. Today, Peg spends her time volunteering for various organizations.
All are welcome to this free exhibit. More information and museum hours at: www.perintonhistoricalsociety.org.
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