Big Springs Historical Society

Big Springs Historical Society

Volunteer History Sleuths Needed!

About The Big Springs Historical Society & Museum

The Big Springs Museum’s collection is comprised of objects that reflect the history of the Caledonia-Mumford community located in the Genesee River Valley, southwest of Rochester, New York. The collection includes a strong emphasis on the area’s rural, agriculture character and the lives of Caledonia-Mumford residents. Objects in the collection include those that represent the history of Caledonia’s Seth Green Fish Hatchery, (the oldest in the northern hemisphere), military artifacts and memorabilia, items pertaining to public education and local spiritual life, toys, paintings and folk art, local African-American history, Native American artifacts, natural history collections, and an extensive costume and textile collection. The collection also includes photographs and archives, including some genealogical materials, and rare paper broadsides. The building itself is a 10,000 sq. ft. addition to the original Caledonia School. The women’s, men’s, and children’s costumes and quilts represent a sub-collection spanning two centuries. Most objects became part of the collection by gift and local connection.

The Mission Statement

The mission of the Big Springs Historical Society is to promote an appreciation of local history, heritage and culture. Through research, discovery, collection, display and preservation of relevant materials and through programming and dialogue, the BSHS will interpret the continuing story of the Caledonia-Mumford community, connecting history to contemporary life.

Constitution and Bylaws Download PDF

Board of Trustees Officers

President ………………………………Janice Grattan
Vice-President………………………..Donald Griffin (2007)
Treasurer……………………………….Jeremy Carnes
Secretary………………………………..Anne Marie Mattice (2012)

Board of Trustees

Sean Sullivan (2006)
Rene Kelly (2010)
Diane Pawlik (2011)
Mary Thomas (2012)
Sue Deragon (2013)
Kathy Fairbrother (2013)
Janice Grattan (2013)
Nicole Docteur (2013)
Samantha Nickerson (2014)

Staff

Curator………………………………….Patty Garrett(1998)
Docent ………………………………….Sadie Carnes (2012)
Docent…………………………………..Mike LaFave (2011)

Big Springs Historical Society and Museum
3095 Main Street
PO Box 41
Caledonia, NY 14423
(585) 538-9880
E-mail: bigspringshistoricalsociety@gmail.com
URL: bigspringsmuseum.org

Hours
Sundays from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mondays from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
or by appointment (585) 538-9880

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