News Release -- Items from Rochester Municipal Archives on Display for American Archives Month

City of Rochester

News Release 

(Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019) – In celebration of American Archives Month, items from the City Municipal Archives’ collection are on display through the end of October at the Rundel Memorial Library.

The exhibit depicts the design and development of Seneca Park in the late 1880s. Items on display include a glass-plate image of the land area prior to its becoming Seneca Park; park maps developed by famed architect Frederick Law Olmsted; and photographs of original plantings in the park. The exhibit also includes information on the City Forestry Division’s ongoing efforts to use the Archives to identify and restore some of Seneca Park’s original plant species.

The Municipal Archives exhibit is currently on display in the Central Library’s Local History and Genealogy Division, located on the second floor of the Rundel Memorial Building at 115 South Ave. The library is open Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;  Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ; and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rochester’s Municipal Archives are located 414 Andrews St. and are open to the public by appointment. Call 428-7331 for an appointment.

The Society of American Archivists established October as American Archives Month in 2006 to bring awareness to the value of archives and archivists.


News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135.


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