Carol Coburn, Town Historian
Jesse Diehl, History Assistant
Office Hours: By appointment (please call preferred: 585-733-4943)
Phone: (585) 617-6127 office, (585) 594-8947, (585)733-4943 cell preferred
Inquiries to Historian@ogdenny.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Mission Statement: The Historian is responsible for safeguarding the heritage of our community by documenting our daily life, the town's significant happenings, collecting information on citizens living in Ogden through the years, and how we respond to important events in and beyond our borders. Private citizens, students, visitors and community groups are encouraged to access documented history, participate in historical documentation and promote heritage tourism.CURRENT PROJECTS:
pROJECTS THAT WE ARE WORKING ON AT THIS TIME IN aUGUST OF 2020 ARE:
1. cAROL IS COMPILING A LOCAL HISTORY BOOK THAT SHE HOPES WILL BE OUT THIS FALL.
2. jESSE IS BUSY ENTERING OUR MYRIAD ITEMS INTO OUR PAST pERFECT SOFTWARE AND WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC ON REQUESTS AS WELL AS SHARING SOME OF THE ITEMS WE HAVE WITH OTHER HISTORIANS.
3. CAROL CONTINUES TO TAKE CALLS AND EMAILS EACH WEEK FOR HISTORICAL REQUESTS, AND SHE IS ASKING THE COMMUNITY TO HELP WITH A PROJECT TO DOCUMENT covid19 IN OUR COMMUNITY.
tHIS PROJECT'S SUCCESS DEPENDS ON THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. wE ARE ASKING THAT YOU SEND US YOUR JOURNAL ENTRIES, YOUR THOUGHTS, IDEAS, AND IMPRESSIONS OF THE PANDEMIC, AND ANY PHOTOS THAT TELL THE STORY OF THIS EXCEPTIONALLY CHALLENGING YEAR. wE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR STORIES TO SAVE FOR HISTORY'S SAKE. tHEY MAY BE SENTIMENTAL, FUNNY, INCITEFUL, ANYTHING YOU CHOOSE. tHEY CAN BE EMAILED, uspo MAILED, TEXTED TO CAROL'S IPHONE (585-733-4943) OR HAND DELIVERED TO THE TOWN HALL. PLEASE BE SURE TO IDENTIFY YOURSELF WHEN SENDING IN THE MATERIAL (IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR NAME ATTACHED TO THE MATERIAL, JUST SAY SO AND WE WILL NOT PUBLISH YOUR NAME.)
Museums: The Spencerport Depot and Canal Museum is located along the south canal bank in the Village of Spencerport. Stop by and sit a spell in one of our comfortable rockers. We have free wifi available as well as computers for use at the site. If you are traveling through our lovely village on the Erie Canal, stop at the “Depot” to learn about our community and to take advantage of our shower and restroom facilities. Just click on "Trolley Depot" to find more information.
The Pulver House Museum is located at 568 Colby Street just west of Washington Street (Rte 36). It is an early 1800’s farmhouse museum with many collections including clothing, quilts, dental equipment, cameras, kitchen items, and tools. The museum is presently closed, but welcomes visitors to the Lily Garden. Stop by and take a short walk in the garden.
Currently, due to COVID19, there are no programs planned for the remainder of 2020. however, individuals may make an appointment to meet with the historian at the town hall.