Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 Greece Town Hall 7:00 p.m., One Vince Tofany Blvd, 14612

AMUSEMENTS PARKS by Donovan Shilling

Through a photographic history, viewers can return to the heyday of Rochester’s lakeside resorts and its five amusements parks: Ontario Beach, Manitou Beach, Sea Breeze, Board Walk Park and Glen Haven. It was the golden age of the trolley parks and lasted from the 1880s to the 1920s.

Don Shilling, has been a science teacher and an elementary and middle school principal residing in Penfield, N.Y. for many years. During the past twenty-plus years he served as an instructor at the Rochester Museum and Science Center and has written nine books on local history. He also leads a group of local history fans called the New Society of the Genesee.

Public welcome. Reservations are not necessary, Greece Historical Society members FREE, a “pay as you will” donation is appreciated from others.   This program made possible with the support from our members and Canandaigua National Bank & Trust.

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Lakeside Resorts BC said...

Those are some beautiful "beaches," some of my favorites actually. I love most of the lakeside resorts BC wide as well, there is a crisp natural beauty there that's hard to replicate anywhere else. Awesome, thanks for sharing this!

Kikidi Stiles said...

Thanks for the information. I am going to take my family up to a lakeside resort in BC this summer.