Welcome to the History Corner!
Celebrating the rich history of Port Byron, New York, an old Erie Canal village in the Town of Mentz. This site is dedicated to the legacy and heritage of our community as well as a variety of regional historical tidbits. I hope you enjoy your visit and will stop by again.


In appreciation of professional collaboration, the following is a partial list of organizations or agencies that have provided consultations or made contributions to my projects and/or public programs:

Albany Institute of Art - Albany, NY
American Antiquarian Society - Worchester, MA
Anthony Gero, Military Historian - Auburn, NY
Brigham Young University - Provo, Utah
Cayuga County Historian - Auburn, NY
Charles E Schumer - U.S. Senator for New York
Civil War in Color.com
Civil War Paper Cartridges - St. Louis, MO
Columbia University - New York, NY
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine - Boston, MA
Hank Z. Jones Jr., FASG, Fellow of Am. Soc. of Genealogists - San Diego, CA
Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home - Manchester, VT
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State - Washington, DC
Irondequoit Chapter NSDAR
Library of Congress - Washington, DC
Michael F. Nozzolio - New York 54th Senate District
National Archives and Records Administration
National Library of Medicine - Bethesda, MD
National Museum of Health and Medicine - Silver Spring, MD
Navsource.org - Navsource Naval History
New York Public Library - New York, NY
New York State Library - Albany, NY
New York State Military Museum - Saratoga Springs, NY
RIT Cary Graphics Art Museum - Rochester, NY
Rochester Museum and Science Center - Rochester, NY
Seward House Museum - Auburn, NY
Smithsonian Institute - Washington, DC
Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute Inc. - Newtown, CT
Sussex Archaeological Society - Lewes, England
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center - Carlisle, PA
Vineland Historical Society - Vineland, New Jersey
West Point Military Academy - West Point, NY