Local History Room Committee

The Local History Room Committee (LHRC) oversees Town history displays, programs, collections, and fair use materials. Additionally, the group reviews and evaluates materials to add to the Town’s historic collections.  Collections and materials are available for review during normal LHR hours or by appointment by contacting the Town Historian at (585) 340-8740.

The Local History Room Committee is a seven-member body that meets on the first Tuesday of every month.
Meetings are held at 12 PM in the local history room within the Public Library at 1985 Baird Road.  
Committee Members serve a one-year term (January 1 - December 31)

Town Councilmember Linda Teglash is the Town Board Liaison

Jan Braman, Chair
Diane Dayton Riley
Tom Kanaley 
Linda Kohl
Mindy MacLaren
Lynne Marus
Jay Thompson 
Kathy Kanauer, Town Historian

Donations and Public Loan

The LHRC always seeks information, materials, and resources regarding Penfield’s past. If you have information or materials you would like to donate or loan to LHR, please get in touch with the town historian for details.

Materials of interest to the LHRC

  • Photos (prints, film, slides)
  • Movies (video and film)
  • Memoirs
  • Manuscripts
  • Records (local business, government)
  • Maps
  • Oral history


Volunteers are essential to the Local History Room. It's our goal to make volunteering as enjoyable for you as it is valuable for us. If you enjoy history and are a lifelong learner, then volunteering at LHRM may be for you.

We seek volunteers from diverse backgrounds to help tell the story of Penfield. From greeting visitors and groups to working behind the scenes on cataloging materials, organizing records or scanning photos, every volunteer brings meaning to their work.