Perinton Historical Society will host Perinton Town Historian Bill Poray as he presents “Lives of Passion: Doctor George Dean & Louise Griswold Dean,” at 5 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Fairport Historical Museum.
The lives of George Adgate Dean, 1904-70 and his wife Louise Griswold Dean, 1905-95, are represented in a collection of documents, photographs and other items recently donated by the family to the Perinton Historical Society. Each served their adopted hometown, the Fairport-Perinton community, in many capacities. Both were also active in the Perinton Historical Society as members of the PHS Executive Committee.
The Dean collection will be the foundation for the November program at the Fairport Historical Museum. The process of sifting through negatives, photographs, letters and other documents has uncovered a story of a couple who lived their lives with passion. An added highlight of the presentation will be the inclusion of many photographs, often through the lens of Louise. Many of these photographs will be viewed for the first time publicly in this presentation and will include images from this community, from the 1930s through the 1950s.
Poray has been the town of Perinton and village of Fairport municipal historian since 2013. His local history column appears in the Fairport-East Rochester edition of the Monroe County Post. He researches and documents our local history and provides presentations to many groups, including clubs, schools and other organizations. He also leads history walks and bicycle tours and is involved in the local historic preservation field.
Registration is required. To register, call (585) 223-3989.