Upcoming Community Events

Author Paula Whitacre:  April 22, 2018, Sunday, 2 pm, Rush United Methodist Church.  Ms. Whitacre has published a book entitled, A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose.   Julia Wilbur lived in Rush with her family in the 1850’s until she moved in 1862 to Washington, DC to continue her abolitionist efforts.    More information about Ms. Whitacre is available at:   http://www.paulawhitacre.com/.  Book signing available.

(Rush United Methodist Church, 6200 Rush Lima Road Rt. 15A, Rush NY  14543)

Re-enactment of first Town Board Meeting:  March 13, 2018, 7 pm in the Rush Town Court Room.  In 1818 style, you will witness the meeting of the Town Board of the newly founded Town of Rush.  Step back in time as you watch current residents portray our founding fathers: William Markham, Peter Price, John Stull, Joseph Martin, Nathan Jefferds and Simeon Coe.  Also, you will hear a Proclamation from the County Executive. Refreshments will follow.  The Rush Bicentennial book will be available for purchase.


The Rush Bicentennial Committee is offering a tour [1st floors only] of distinctive Rush homes, barns and other built structures. Plans are for a Saturday tour on June 2, 2018.  We are in need of many volunteers for this event. Each home will need a “House Captain” along with volunteers to staff each room.  Room volunteers will be asked to staff a half day shift, 9:30 AM–1:00 PM or 1:00 PM–4:30 PM. Volunteers will receive a complimentary tour ticket.  If interested, please contact Linda Henry at 359-1545 or Susan Swanton at 455-4450

Please check back again for more event updates.

Printable Year Long Bicentennial Events Calendar.