The members of the Springwater-Webster Crossing Historical Society value the rich heritage and people of this beautiful area.
We welcome anyone interested in Springwater and Webster Crossing to join.
CELBRATE SPRINGWATER'S BICENTENNIAL
"By an act of the New York State Legistature, a new township was erected on April 17, 1816 to be taken from the townships of Naples and Sparta in the County of Ontario"
Read more below in Robinson's or Walbridge's Histories of Springwater. See a list of additonal activities on the main page of the Town Website.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Spring 2016 Programs:
Join us at the Springwater American Legion, 7998 School
Street for a Dish to Pass Dinner at 6:30 and the Program at 7:15. All
programs are Free and Open to the Public. Donations for the support of
the Society are welcome.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the Springwater / Webster Crossing
Historical Society meeting will feature Lagom Landing, located on 7966 Reed’s
Corners Road in Sparta.
program is open to the public and will feature students and mentors Laurel
Nelson and Rock Castor from Lagom Landing: a year long alternative educational
opportunity for youth (www.lagomlanding.com). Laurel and Rock will give a little history of
their calling to provide a place where young people can build a foundation for
their life. The fourth
class of students--Jadzia, Isaiah, and Tyler-- will share their stories on how
they decided to take the challenge of a year at Lagom Landing.
prepared to ask questions and share your story on what you chose for your
life’s work and why you chose it. Life
is about making wise decisions, and your experience, when shared, will enrich
the program, either at this program or at one of their monthly “Speaking with
Landing is a nonprofit residential program providing 18-25 year olds a
unique opportunity to build a foundation for the rest of their lives. Students are encouraged to discover
their passions and gifts while learning skills that will benefit them no matter
what direction they go. Carpentry,
gardening, cooking, maple sugaring, and other hands-on trades are the “tools”
the students use to free up their minds and gain focus for their next step in
life. Students spend time
in nature while also living and working closely with mentors who inspire and
motivate them to “land” into discovering who they are, not just what they will
April 16 at 7pm (Note different day and time) Dr. Valgene Dunham, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the
Coastal Carolina University will speak on his new Civil War book
"Gregory's New York Brigade: blue collar reserves in dusty blue
jackets." The book covers General Gregory's brigade made up of New
York regiments 187, 188, and 189. Regiment 188th had numerous individuals
from Springwater and other towns in the area, including Dr Dunham’s great-great
grandfather. Dr. Dunham will offer for sale and sign
his books "Allegany to Appomattox", hard copy $30 and "Gregory's
New York Brigade: blue collar reserves in dusty blue jackets", hard copy
$35, soft copy $19. The Program is free and Open to the Public at the
Springwater American Legion on School Street.
Tuesday May 10, Amie Alden, Livingston County
Historian will help us celebrate and understand Springwater’s Bicentennial with
a presentation on the general history, settlement and development of
Springwater and Livingston County. 6:30 Dish to Pass Dinner with Program
at 7:15. The Program is free and Open to the Public at the Springwater
American Legion on School Street.
Programs are presented on
the Second Tuesdays of Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, and Dec at the
Springwater American Legion, School Street. Meetings are free and open to the
public and start at 6:30 pm with a dish to pass dinner. Programs start
at 7:15 pm. Come for the Dinner, the Program or both.
The museum is open from 2-4 pm on the first and third Sundays of the months of June, July, and August. Please stop in, or call for an appointment.
Museum Address: 8130 Route 15, Springwater, NY 14560
Please consider becoming a member of our Society. A membership application can be found below.
Planning for the Springwater Bicentennial
Celebration is in full swing. Contact Steve Cowley, Springwater Town
Councilman for more information.
Mailing Address: PO Box 68, Springwater, NY 14560
Website link at: TownofSpringwaterNY.org