Clara Barton, Submitted by the Perinton Historical Society

Clara Barton, Submitted by the Perinton Historical Society

Perinton Historical Society is pleased to welcome Jerry Bennett back to the Fairport Museum as he discusses the American Red Cross, Then and Now on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m.

House and apartment fires here in Rochester. Forest fires in Northern California. Hurricane relief on the Gulf Coast. A U.S. military service member who receives notification of a serious illness back home. A lifeguard who saves a life. A newborn baby who needs a "gold" blood transfusion to survive. What is the common thread? The American Red Cross!

Follow Jerry Bennett, Red Cross volunteer and former staff member, as he weaves a web of introductions to Clara Barton, President Lincoln, Bordentown, New Jersey, Senator Charles Sumner and the Geneva Conventions before bringing it full circle to Rochester’s own Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Bennett will draw upon his 50-plus years of Red Cross service as he shares stories, maps, books and letters and his own personal experiences.

This presentation will take place at the Fairport Museum, 18 Perrin Street. It is free and is open to the public.

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