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Hartwell Carver House

This is an audio recording of a talk given by Bob Corby at the Historic Pittsford Annual Meeting at the Hartwell Carver House in Pittsford, NY on July 23, 2023.

History of Oak Hill Country Club

(Recorded May11, 2023)

Historic Pittsford celebrated Historic Preservation Month and the 2023 PGA Championship in Pittsford with a special presentation by Oak Hill Country Club historian Fred Beltz. Presented in collaboration with the Town of Pittsford.

"Restoring an Historic Cobblestone"

(Recorded February 15, 2023)

Todd and Alicia Campbell present the fascinating story of their nine-year journey restoring an 1841 Cobblestone building: the Ontario and Livingston Mutual Insurance Office in West Bloomfield. Their extensive photo documentation shows the stages of work on the building’s foundation and roofing, cobblestone repair, flooring and ceiling re-building, plastering, and finishing including wallpapers and historic paint colors.

"The Erie Canal Nature Preserve
Pond and Wetland Sustainability Project

A Talk by Robert C. Corby (March 2022)


- Geology

- History

- Trails

- Sustainability

"Pittsford Greenbelt Association
- Past, Present, Future"

The history of The Greenbelt Association, its role in the Greenprint, the benefits we see today and the opportunities we have for the future as community members. Presented by Maria Rudzinski, President of the Greenbelt Association and a Senior Planner in the Ontario County Planning Department.

“Did You Want to Borrow a Book?” 

A History of the Pittsford Community Library

Presented by Audrey Maxfield Johnson,

Town of Pittsford Historian

Nov 16, 2021

Sponsored by Pittsford Community Library and Historic Pittsford.

"Red and Lulu" presented by Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus wanted to read another story this year after greeting so many at Candlelight Night 2021. Cozy up and listen as she interprets Red and Lulu, written and illustrated by Matt Tavares.

Greenprint for Pittsford’s Future

Ever wonder why there are still so many farm fields and green space in Pittsford? This year marks the 25th anniversary of an intentional commitment to protect the green space in the Town of Pittsford by purchasing the development rights of over 2000 acres.


Learn what led to this award-winning plan and how the community was involved in this presentation by Bill Carpenter, former Town Supervisor.

A Visit from Mrs. Claus

2020 Candlelight Night in Pittsford Village was a bit different from past years. Normally Mrs. Claus welcomes hundreds of visitors young and old to Historic Pittsford's Little House. In this rare video appearance she presents the treasured classic by Clement Clarke Moore for the enjoyment of all this holiday season.

Village Topics Speakers Forum

Spring 2018

Historic Preservation in the 21st Century
Are historic preservation and economic development mutually exclusive? Wayne Goodman, Executive Director of the Landmark Society of Western New York, explores ways that towns and villages such as Pittsford can protect their unique architectural and landscape heritage while they engage in planning practices that foster economically healthy, livable, and sustainable communities.

A Model for the Future: A 200 year-old village in the 21st Century

What are the opportunities for Historic Districts, such as Pittsford Village, in adapting to the changes of the 21st century? Maria Furgiuele, Executive Director of the Community Design Center Rochester (CDCR), will offer her perspective on 'design & planning strategies based on New Urbanism Principles for the Village's future. 

Emerging Issues in Transportation:
21st Century Opportunities for a 19th Century Village

What are latest trends and transportation challenges in an historic urban setting like Pittsford Village? And how can a Village promote walkability while managing traffic and parking at the juncture of State highways, three bridges and the historic Erie Canal?
Presented by Alex Kone, Assistant Director
Genesee Transportation Council

Rebooting a Vibrant Economy

While businesses of all types continue to adapt to rapidly evolving consumer shopping patterns, historic villages such as Pittsford are learning to leverage historic architecture and lively, walkable environments as catalysts for economic renewal and sustainable development. Hear the thoughts and experiences from a panel exploring business trends, challenges and opportunities for our local economy.

Laura Hackathorn, Hamburg, Village Trustee and Business Owner

David Woods, 
Geneseo, Town and Village Planning Board

Shaun Logue, Planning Associate MRB Group

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