RMSC Science Stories

From behind-the-scenes stories to science news, our blog is your place to discover more about the RMSC and your world.

Albert R. Stone Negative Collection: RMSC Favorites

Albert R Stone

Albert R. Stone, the photographer for the Rochester Herald in the early 20th century, captured tens of thousands of  moments in Rochester history, some of which are part of RMSC collections. His unique and beautiful view of the city comes to life in black and white, capturing important events and day-to-day life. In honor of his 150th birthday, we’re highlighting some of the images that our RMSC team loves most.

Continue reading
1061 Hits
0 Comments

Rochester: The Flower City

Rochester: The Flower City

Around this time each year Rochester explodes with color. The Flower City boasts the blooms of flowering trees like magnolias and dogwoods, the bright hues of pansies and tulips, and most recognized, the dazzling purples, pinks, and whites of the lilacs. Rochesterians have embraced this botanical display with great celebration for decades. Let me take you back in time to the start of Rochester’s journey as the Flower City. 

Continue reading
2609 Hits
0 Comments

Purple: Science Accident to Fashion Must-Have

Purple: Science Accident to Fashion Must-Have

Humans have been adorning themselves in color since the dawn of time. Ancient cultures across continents were known to dye their skin and fabrics with hues extracted from wood, animals and plants for various reasons—to show cultural affiliation and societal status or for recognition from the spirit world.

Continue reading
3031 Hits
0 Comments

A Peek Into RMSC Collections: Trolley Car No. 55

A Peek Into RMSC Collections: Trolley Car No. 55

 

Walking through Rochester, the partially filled-in Inner Loop and the abandoned remnants of a subway system speak of a long, dynamic history of transportation in our city. However, before the highways, before the subway, before even electric streetcars, there was another system of transportation that helped Rochesterians on their way: horse-drawn trolley cars.  

Continue reading
1976 Hits
0 Comments

Celebrating Christmases Past in Rochester

Celebrating Christmases Past in Rochester

Albert R. Stone, the photographer for the Rochester Herald in the early 20th century, captured over 14,000 moments in Rochester history. His unique and beautiful view of the city comes to life in black and white, capturing important events and day-to-day life. Today we look back at Christmas in Rochester.

Continue reading
Recent Comments
RMSC Team
Hi Paul, I'm glad that you enjoyed the blog post! The Rochester Museum & Science Center has approximately 14,000 Albert R. Stone N... Read More
Thursday, 17 March 2016 21:14
RMSC Team
Welcome to Rochester, Tony! We're glad you enjoyed a peek at our history. The Albert R. Stone Collection is all available online a... Read More
Monday, 28 November 2016 14:27
4968 Hits
4 Comments

On the Shoulders of Nathaniel Rochester

On the Shoulders of Nathaniel Rochester

Whether or not you’ve seen this engraving of Nathaniel Rochester, you’ve seen many portraits like it. White-haired men, solemn faces, stiff postures – very founding-father-esque. But what about when Nathaniel Rochester was in his 30s, a young professional about to be married?

Continue reading
2806 Hits
0 Comments

Sign up for E-news

Get breaking news delivered to your inbox.

Sign up for Teacher E-news

Get valuable teacher-specific news.