Saturday, December 1st at 6:30 pm. Closing event of our Bicentennial year will be a clock dedication and tree lighting ceremony along with Christmas carols and refreshments.
Join us in the Rush Commons at 6:30 pm on December 1st as we officially dedicate our new Bicentennial Street Clock! Plans also include the burial of a time capsule for future Rush residents to open and enjoy. Along with the clock dedication, we will light a tree in the Veterans Park Gazebo. The RH Spectrum Singers will join us in singing Christmas Carols. Following the dedication and tree lighting, we will adjourn to the Rush Creekside Inn for hot chocolate and cookies. Adult beverages, of course, will be available for purchase from the Creekside and they are also hosting an ugly Christmas sweater contest. A live band starts at 8 pm. Please join us for our closing event of the Rush Bicentennial year!
Rush Creek Anthology: Sunday, November 4, 2 pm, Rush Methodist Church, 6200 Rush-Lima Road. The ghosts of the Rush pioneers are calling you to the Rush Creek Anthology. Starring – John Webster, Colonel Markham, Peter Myers, Elizabeth Myers, Peter Price, Julia Wilbur, Jacob Galentine, Barbara Schinster Smith, Al Mattern, Bessie Hallock and a long-suffering Rush Teacher. Channeled by – Gerry Kusse, Dan Woolaver, Hal Carter, Elise Carter, Dan Chase, Bonnie Meath Lang, Tim Mee, Ann McMican, Dave Sluberski, Martha Keyes and Sandra Boysen Sluberski. Refreshments will be served.
Fighting in the Shadows: The Untold Story of Deaf People in the Civil War: Monday, October 15, 7 pm Udicious Pavilion. Rush resident and professor emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Dr. Harry Lang, will talk about his recently published book entitled: Fighting in the Shadows: The Untold Story of Deaf People in the Civil War. Dr. Lang has authored or co-authored nine books about deaf and hard-of-hearing scientists, performers, educators and writers. Join us as Dr. Lang talks about his research and explains how the American Civil War played an important role in bringing the country’s deaf population out of the shadows. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. Co-sponsored by the Rush History Office and the Rush Historical Society.
Bicentennial Social at Wildwood Country Club: Sunday, October 7, 5 pm. Good food, signature drinks, cash bar, music and dancing. Period clothing encouraged but not required. Live music by Mitzi Collins. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Hors D’Oeuvres begin at 5 pm and the buffet dinner is at 6 pm. Tickets can be purchased online rushhistorical.org
The Interurban Era: September 12, 7 pm in the Udicious Pavilion.
Jim Dierks of the New York Museum of Transportation will give a presentation about travel by trolley.
Re-dedication of the Rush Veterans Memorial Park: September 15, 11 am.
followed by a luncheon across the road at the Rush Creekside Inn. The lunch will be a re-creation of a dinner menu from the earlier years of the Stevens-Connor American Legion Post. You must purchase tickets in advance for the luncheon. Tickets available at the Town Clerks office and on-line at the “shop” tab of the web site rushhistorical.org.
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