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 committee is a seven-member body that meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 1:30 PM. Meetings are held in the local history room within the Public Library at 1985 Baird Road.  
Board Members serve a one-year term (January 1 - December 31). 

Town Board Liaison: Councilwoman Linda Kohl

Local History Room Committee Members 

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

Donations and Public Loan

The LHRC is always seeking information, materials, and resources regarding Penfield’s past. If you have information or materials you would like to donate or loan to LHR, please contact 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 the work that they do.