The Society of American Archivists has chosen October as American Archives Month since 2006 to bring awareness to the value of archives and also archivists.
As the country commemorates American Archives Month, the City Municipal Archives’ collection gets on the display through the end of October at the Rundel Memorial Library.
The exhibition portrays the design and the advancement of Seneca Park in the late 1880s. Things on display include a glass-plate photo of the acreage before it’s ending up being Seneca Park, park maps developed by a renowned engineer Frederick Law Olmsted, and also photographs of initial growings in the park. The display likewise comprises information on the City Forestry Division’s continuous efforts to make use of the Archives to determine and recover some of Seneca Park’s original plant varieties.
The Municipal Archives show is on display in the Central Library’s Local History and the Genealogy Division, on the second floor of the Rundel Memorial Building at 115 South Ave.
The collection is open on Wednesdays and also Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rochester’s Municipal Archives is located at 414 Andrews St. and is open to the public by consultation. Call 428-7331 for a visit.