Glenn Galbraith will discuss the works of his great-great grandfather, Albert Roland Stone at 7:00PM, Tuesday, January 15 at the Fairport Public Library. Albert R. Stone was Rochester’s first newspaper staff photographer. Speaker Glenn Galbraith will also relay Albert’s message to his granddaughter, Helen, to save the images and discuss the inspiration behind ROC Archive’s mission statement to preserve image media. ROC Archive is a regional archive dedicated to the collection, preservation and accessibility of the region's audiovisual media as an artistic and historical record of our culture and heritage. The region includes New York State, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The archive focuses on newsreels, home movies, audio recordings, video recordings and all other audiovisual tools and media, digital and analog, created to capture a region’s culture.
 
             Glenn Galbraith holds a Certificate in Film and Media Preservation from the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at the George Eastman Museum and a B.S. in Photography/Gallery Management from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. He completed his internship in the Schuyler C. Townson Research Library at the Rochester Museum and Science Center working with the Albert R. Stone Negative Collection. In addition to his current work at the Livonia Area Preservation & Historical Society, he is Curator of the Stone Family Collection; consisting of glass plate negatives, photo prints, books, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and other artifacts related to his photographic lineage; he is the great-great-grandson of Albert R. Stone. Glenn is an avid audiovisual media collector and the founder of ROC Archive Initiative, a multi-state audiovisual regional archive and has been in media production since 1995.
 
             This program discussing Albert R. Stone’s work is sponsored by the Fairport Public Library and co-sponsored by the Perinton Historical Society. Reservations are required. Please call 223-9091 or visit www.FairportLibrary.org for reservation details. This event is free and is open to the public.
 
             Fairport Historical Museum, home of the Perinton Historical Society, is nestled in the Village of Fairport and is a showcase of local artifacts, biographies and history. The Museum houses more than 6 paintings from renowned artist, and late Fairport resident, Carl Peters. Peter’s works include portraits, landscapes, and the Museum’s star attraction, an oil-on-canvas WPA mural commissioned and installed in 1938 by the Fairport Public Library, original tenant of the current building.
 
             The Museum is open each Sunday and Tuesday from 2pm -4 pm, Thursday from 7pm – 9pm, and Saturday from 10am – 1pm, with the exception of major holidays. Admission is free and open to the public. The Museum is closed from mid-December through February, reopening the first week of March. During recess, presentations are hosted at the Fairport Public Library and in the Museum on specific dates when publicized. Free parking in the Fairport Village Landing and limited parking is available on Perrin Street. This wishing to learn more about the Fairport Historical Museum may visit it during open hours at 18 Perrin Street, Fairport, NY 14450, call 585.223.3989 or visit the museum’s website at www.perintonhistoricalsociety.org        

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