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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.

Elizabeth Pietrzykowski is the Registrar's Assistant in the Collections Department of the Rochester Museum & Science Center.

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. 

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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.

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