Town Of Richmond
 Departments 

Historian

Joy Lewis

Richmond Town Hall
8690 Main Street
Honeoye, NY 14471
585-229-1128
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Historical Records in the Town of Richmond

Joy Lewis is the Richmond Town Historian. Her office is located in the back of the Town Hall, and the usual hours are Tuesday morning. However, you can make an appointment by calling (585) 229-1128 and arranging a convenient time to visit. 

 

On file are hundreds of documents pertaining to the history of Richmond and its families. Most inquiries can be handled by the historian, but be aware that statistics regarding marriage and birth were not recorded before 1870, and information pertaining to property ownership is on file at the Ontario County Archives in Hopewell.

 

Honeoye-Richmond Historical Society Museum

The museum is located in the back room of the Richmond Town Hall. Regular hours are as follows; tours are available by appointment by contacting Joy Lewis at (585) 229-1128.

 

Winter Hours: October - April

First Saturday Each Month

9:30 - 11:30 am

 

Summer Hours: May - September

Memorial Day to Labor Day

Every Saturday Morning

9:30 - 11:30 am

 

 

2018 Historian's Programs

Programs will be held at the Honoeye Richmond Historical Society Museum and will be an "Open House" format (unless otherwise noted).

 

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9 to 11:30 AM

 

Irish Heritage Day 

 

Do you have Irish roots? Ten percent of Americans do. Learn about Ireland, Irish customs and the many contributions made to our town by the folks from Ireland who settled here. Names of Richmond's Irish families include: Duffy, Farrell, Foye, Kelly, Kennedy, Lynch, McGowan, McGreevey, Meehan, Menihan, O'Hanlon, O'Neill, Quick, Sullivan and Ward. This event will be an "Open House" format. Bring YOUR Irish story to share...you need not have Irish roots in Richmond to enjoy the day. (And just for fun wear green!)

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 9 to 11:30 AM

 

Were You Alive in '55? 

 

Share memories of the 1950s and 1960s whether you grew up in Richmond or elsewhere. Come celebrate the "Good Old Days." Try your luck with a "Remember When...?" Quiz and enjoy old-timey treats like bubble gum and music of the era. Bring photographs and family artifacts to share, and especially memories. If you remember those years come to share. If you don't come to learn.

 

Harvest Home - Agricultural Museum Tour

 

Richmond has been, since its inception, a farming community. But what were farms like in the 1850s? How had farming changed by 1900? Learn about farming techniques, changes made in farm implements through the years and what crops were grown in different eras such as hops, wheat and corn. Did you know that wool was once a major produce of Richmond's farms?

 

This program will meet at the Town Hall Museum at 9:00 and will include a tour of the Agricultural Museum on the Town Hall grounds. (This event is NOT an open house format - if you plan to attend, please be prompt.)

 

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 9 to 11:30 AM

 

Old-Time Christmas Open House 

 

Enjoy some Christmas treats popular in 1900. Learn the origins of seasonal customs, and hear excerpts read from beloved Christmas literature, including the Christmas story found in the Gospel of Luke. An easy-to-complete craft project will be part of our celebration, and if you have a special holiday ornament you would like to show off, please bring it along.

 

For more information, contact Richmond Town Historian Joy Lewis at historian@richmond.org or call (585) 229-1128 or (585) 229-7303.

 

Download the 2018 program flyer below.