Monroe County

Greece Historical Society Event

The ROC – The Story of Rochester’s 100-Year-Old Airport
Sunday, August 14 • 1:30-3:00PM
At the Greece Museum, 595 Long Pond Road, Greece

In this newly shared tale of Rochester, New York’s airport, discover why the City originally purchased Britton Field in 1921, how Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 visit impacted community leaders, and why Monroe County became involved in 1948. Read about some of Rochester’s flying pioneers and how the center of activity relocated from Scottsville Road to Brooks Avenue in 1953.

This fresh piece of Rochester’s history will both inform and entertain. The reader will find “inside-the-fence” stories that will amuse and amaze. It is a trip down memory lane with the author, a 28-year veteran of work at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport, to a time when visiting the airport was fun. To memories of meeting guests at the gate, to Sunday car trips that ended along the edge of the runway. The airport’s history, its beginning and its growth during the 20th century, affirms the contribution it has made to the success and vitality of our City for 100 years.

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