Title: Webster plans Arbor Day celebration
Author: Karen Boughton Siegelman
Publisher: Democrat and Chronicle
According to Carol Saylor, one of the many active volunteers at the Webster Museum, there is a new book worth reading that tells about the town "where life is worth living".
"This publication provides Webster with a personality," Saylor said, "as well as a sense of community, and an explanation of why we are different from other suburban towns."
The book, simply titled, Webster, includes photos and stories about life in this town between 1850 and 1940. Town historian Lynn Barton, along with two other local history lovers, Joan Sassone and Mary Hasek Grenier, spent countless hours researching and assembling the book.
It is published by Arcadia Publishing Co., which has produced similar books about other communities around the country.
"The authors, as well as many of us who spend a lot of time at the museum, met many family members and friends of those early citizens who are featured in the book," Saylor said.
"It includes the Webster stories that we've heard for many years. It tells how the local boys and girls used to flood the hill at the corner of Main Street and North Avenue so they could sled down the hill, and how the young boys gathered all the cows in the village every morning and took them to pasture outside the village."
The three authors, along with many copies of the book, will be on hand at a signing party to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at the museum at Lapham Park.