The Parma Hilton Historical Society (PHHS) Is pleased to offer certain events both routine and onetime special events throughout the year. Those events will be documented below. All interested parties, members and the public alike, are urged to visit this EVENTS column regularly as items may change and new programs will be added on a regular basis.
PHHS MONTHLY PROGRAMS and HISTORICAL LECTURE SERIES
The PHHS is pleased to offer monthly meetings of the Society where at each gathering we present a guest speaker covering topics of local history or of general topics of interest to our membership base. These meetings are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise. All monthly meets are on the 2nd Monday of the month except during the Summer months of June and July when meetings are suspended. Meetings are held at the Parma Town Hall Building, 1300 Hilton-Parma Corners Road (Rte 259), Hilton, NY 14468, starting at 7:00 p.m. and usually run about an hour. Refreshments are served. The list of scheduled meetings follows:
November 12, 2018: You won’t want to miss this one as local historian and book author Tammy Mullen reveals her latest WW1 era book “With Our Boys.” You will be introduced to the most complete and most accurate study of Parma area men and boys going off to war. More than a book report, Tammy will share with us the outrageous number of hours spent, the leads that went dry and early misinformation that took a fun task and turned it into major mission.
December 10, 2018: This program brings you “The Buffalo Soldiers” and tells of their vital contributions to America’s Military.
January 14, 2019: The Orleans County Department of History has served the community for over 80 years. During that time community members have donated photographs, documents, records and other resources which constitute a sizeable local history and genealogy collection. Joining us will be Matt Ballard, Orleans County Historian, who will present on highlights of their historical collection with a bit of our neighboring history thrown in as well.
May 18, 2019: This sounds like a far off event, but do mark your calendars now for this very special 50th Anniversary celebration of the Parma Hilton Historical Society. To hold the expected large number of people wishing the mark this event we’re using the Fireman’s Exempt Hall as the venue. If you have any ideas, artifacts, people or stories that you think should be included in the celebration please contact Ken Freeman, Museum Curator, at 392-9496.