Bibles of the Knapp Museum Collection

by Danielle Maerlender

Dennis Paone, a museum internship student from the College at Brockport is undergoing an independent study focused on bibles in the Emily L. Knapp Museum collection.

He is conducting research in order to identify the owners of the bibles as well as their connection, if any, to Brockport through searching census records and articles in the Brockport Republic archives.

Through examination of these bibles and ancillary materials, Dennis hopes to uncover information regarding the importance of religion in the lives of Brockport residents during the 1800’s.

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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