Fairport-Perinton Merchants' Association Awards Funds to Society
January 2016 - The Society was one of the community organizations which was again recognized and given financial support by the Fairport-Perinton Merchants’ Association at the end of 2015.
Left to right is Ed Bradford, FPMA board member; Bob Hunt, PHS President; Vicki Masters Profitt, PHS V.P. and Museum Director; Pat May, PHS Director of Communication and representative to FPMA; and Doug Sharp, FPMA President.
Society Receives a $12,500 Grant
September 2014 - The Perinton Historical Society (PHS) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a 2014 Historic Preservation grant in the amount of $12,500 from the Rochester Area Community Foundation (RACF). These funds will support the society’s Access for All Audiovisual (AV) System project.
The Society was formed in 1935 and incorporated in 1937 as a not-for-profit volunteer organization. Our mission is to promote interest in preserving and sharing local history through education and accessibility.
We operate and maintain the Fairport Historical Museum, in Fairport. The museum, which is staffed by over 30 volunteers, is open to the public at no cost and offers free tours and monthly historical programs.
A majority of these educational programs and events take place in the lower level of the Museum, which is accessible only by a steep stairwell. Accessibility is an issue for many who attend these programs. The RACF grant gives the PHS the opportunity to purchase an AV system which will permit the physically challenged, as well as overflow crowds, the ability to watch presentations live from the wheelchair-accessible main level of the museum, while the programs are being presented in the lower level of the museum.
When not in use during live presentations, the AV system will play recorded presentations for visitors and permit volunteers to watch training sessions, and programs created with information about the mission of the Society. These programs will increase awareness of the importance of supporting the museum through memberships and donations.
“The award of this RACF Historic Preservation grant will allow the Perinton Historical Society to truly move into the digital age by providing members and visitors accessibility to more programs and information about the wonderful resources the PHS and Fairport Museum have available. We are fortunate to have such a collection of materials in our community and we deeply appreciate RACF’s dedication to funding such projects in our region,” said, Fairport Museum Director and PHS Vice-President Vicki Masters Profitt.
RACF engages philanthropists and community partners to improve our eight-county region by focusing on creating an equitable community and strengthening our region’s vitality. Since 1972, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $333 million in grants and scholarships.
There are many ways you can support the efforts of the Society. Become a member, donate funds and participate in our fundraisers.
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