Listing of Events for 2018

Save the dates! More details will follow in the upcoming months.

Our kick off event took place on December 9, 2017 with a tree lighting event and caroling. The RH Spectrum Singers led us in song and refreshments followed in the Udicious Pavilion.

On January 3, 2018, The Rush Town Board signed a Proclamation proclaiming 2018 as the Bicentennial Year for Rush. This document will be included in a planned time capsule.

March 13, 2018
7 pm
Re-enactment of first Town Board Meeting.

Event will be held in the Rush Court Room.
Proclamation from the County Executive.
Refreshments will follow. The Rush Bicentennial book will be available for purchase.

April 22, 2018
2 pm
Author Paula Whitacre will give a presentation at The Rush Methodist Church.

Ms. Whitacre has published a book entitled, A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur’s Struggle for Purpose. Julia Wilbur lived in Rush with her family in the 1850’s until she moved in 1862 to Washington, DC to continue her abolitionist efforts.  Book signing available.  More info available at:

May 6, 2018
1 pm
Tour of the One-Room Schoolhouse Sites in Rush and Henrietta, via RH School Bus

Collaborative event with Henrietta.
Register online via the Town of Henrietta  website. Registration can also be done in person at the Henrietta Recreation Center or by calling 359-2540 and then pressing “8.”  This is a free event, for ages 10 and up, but registration is required.

Update:  The first bus has already been filled.  A second bus will be available if enough people are registered via the “wait list” at the link above.

May 28, 2018
Rush Memorial Day Parade

Sponsored by the Stevens-Connor American Legion Post

June 2, 2018
10 am – 4 pm
Historic Rush Landmarks Tour

First floor tours or exterior viewing of select historic homes and other buildings in Rush. This is a self-driving tour.  Tickets must be purchased in advance at a cost $10; ages 14 and older.

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Rush Town Hall or via this link or also via the “Shop” link at the top of this page.  Checks can also be mailed to the Rush Town Hall and made payable to the Rush Historical Society.

The tour begins at the Rush Town Hall where participants will pick up their tour packets.  For additional details, contact Linda Henry at 585-359-3749 or Susan Swanton at 585-455-4450.

June 2, 2018
9 am – 1 pm
Rush First Day Issue Postmark

Commemorating the Rush Bicentennial. Bring your stamped envelope or postcard to the Rush Town Hall for this special postmark.

July 20, 2018
Friday evening
Rush Firemen’s Parade

with Bicentennial themed participation from various town organizations.

July 28-29, 2018
Genesee Country Village Museum Days for Rush

Be sure to visit the buildings that were originally located in Rush.

August 3-5, 2018
Friday – Sunday
Monroe County Fair

Rush Historical Society Display

August 12, 2018
Sunday afternoon
Re-enactment of the town’s early settlers and other notable Rush figures.

Come learn about our town’s past and see your neighbors portraying their ancestors and other early Rush residents.

September 12, 2018
7 pm
The Interurban Era

Jim Dierks of the New York Museum of Transportation will give a presentation about travel by trolley. Event located in the Udicious Pavilion.

September 15, 2018
11 am
Re-dedication of the Rush Veterans Memorial Park

followed by a luncheon across the road at the Rush Creekside Inn.  The lunch will be a re-creation of a dinner menu from the earlier years of the Stevens-Connor American Legion Post.

October 6, 2018
Rush Fall Festival

Rush Historical Society Display

October 7, 2018
Sunday evening
Gala Event at Wild Wood Country Club

Heavy appetizers, signature drinks, cash bar, music and dancing.  Period clothing encouraged but not required. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

December 1, 2018
6:30 pm
Closing event of our Bicentennial year will be a tree lighting ceremony along with Christmas carols and refreshments

Plans are underway to also provide sleigh rides through the hamlet. It is anticipated that the tree lighting ceremony will become an annual tradition.

Rush Historical Society
5977 East Henrietta Road
Rush, NY 14543
Phone: (585) 533-1312