by Sarah Cedeño
Most of Brockport’s longtime residents have been touched by Eunice Chesnut, historian for the Western Monroe Historical Society from 1977 to 2014. Even if you never met Eunice, if you’ve ever visited the Peddler’s Market, taken a fourth-grade field trip to the Morgan-Manning House, or enjoyed the Fourth of July Community Celebration, you’ve been touched by Eunice Chesnut.
In 2014, Eunice retired as historian of Western Monroe Historical Society, and moved to be with family in 2015, before passing in April of 2016.
Eunice and her
Published by Emily L Knapp Museum
The Emily L. Knapp Museum is a municipal museum associated with the Village of Brockport.
The museum is located on the second and third floors in the former home of one of Brockport’s most prominent families, the Seymours, while the first floor contains the Village of Brockport offices.
Those who visit Brockport’s collection of local history will feel they’ve entered a time when the Erie Canal was the bustling commercial center of this Victorian village: when ladies wore high-laced shoes and skirts that scraped the slate sidewalks, and the gentlemen sported tall silk hats; when phonographs and stereopticon views as well as novels by our famed authoress, Mary Jane Holmes, entertained the masses. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.
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