Rochester's Rich History: Rochester Through Time
Today’s Rochester would be almost unrecognizable to the settlers who established a village here in 1817, and remarkably different to residents who lived here at the turn of the twentieth century. One need only compare current images of local sites with historical photographs to gauge how the city has evolved over the past 200 years. Using a series of then and now photos, Mary Hasek Grenier and Emily Morry’s book, Rochester Through Time provides a visual history of the changes the Flower City has witnessed. Join the authors as they discuss the ins and outs of creating their book and the insights they gained about Rochester in the process.
Mary Hasek Grenier is a career history and social studies educator and a graduate of the University of Rochester. She is a lifelong resident of the Rochester area and active in local preservation with the Landmark Society of Western New York and the Webster Museum and Historical Society.
Emily Morry is a historian and writer originally from Ottawa, Canada. She completed a BA and MA in American history at McGill University in Montréal before relocating to Rochester in 2005. She studied African American history, urban history, and popular culture at the University of Rochester, earning her PhD in 2013.