Historian

Be a witness to history! Share your COVID-19 experiences

We are living in a historic moment in time! The COVID-19 crisis is reshaping our daily lives and our communities. In the future, others will look back and learn from our experiences. This is why it is so important to begin recording the history of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on New York State’s people and communities. What is happening to us right now must not be forgotten! We need to document our experiences so that they can inform the response to future crises. The Town and Village of Victor Historian, Babette Huber, wants to record your witness-to-history experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please use this form to tell what you are experiencing. How are you feeling? What are you hearing and seeing around you? What are you doing, and what effect is this having on you, your family, your neighbors, and your community? How is your life different now than it was before the pandemic? Please answer only those questions that are pertinent to you and that you wish to answer. Be creative in your responses. You may reply with written text answers or you may respond with poetry, artwork, video diaries or something else. Babette also wants to see photographs of what is happening around you, in your home, and in your community.

With your permission, Babette will preserve these responses in the Victor Archives where they will be shared with researchers and the public now and in the future. Thank you for participating!

Send form electronically to: Bmhuber@town-victor-ny.us or snail mail to: Babette Huber, Town/Village of Victor Historian, 85 East Main St., Victor, NY 14564.

Be a Witness to History Form (PDF)

About the Historian

Babette Huber is the HIstorian for the Town and the Village. Her office hours are by appointment at the Town Hall. The position of historian is a part-time town board appointment.

Available Information

The Town of Victor archives contains a wealth of information, including the following:

  • Assessment rolls - 1813, 1829, 1864, 1871, 1979, 1883, 1888, 1891, 1900-01, 1903, 1905, 1907-50, 1952, 1969
  • Cemeteries - including, Boughton Hill Cemetery, St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Village (sometimes called Methodist) Cemetery, Parks Cemetery
  • Churches
  • Cobblestone buildings of Victor
  • Genealogical files
  • Maps
  • Military records
  • Newspapers, mostly The Victor Herald microfilm from 1891-1991
  • Organizations
  • Personal papers - including: Boughton family, Bowyer family, Charles Brown, Maurice Keefe, Nelson Lobdell, Dr. Alfred Mead, Rose family
  • Schools, Districts 1-13, Victor High School, Central School District
  • Victor historical information

Programs & Tours

Historical programs and tours are available to all ages. Some topics include:

  • Cobblestones in Victor
  • Early history of Victor
  • Early pioneers and folklore
  • Historic homes and their stories
  • Religious history of Victor
  • Native Americans
  • Village today and yesterday

Tours include the Historic Village Cemetery, Boughton Hill Cemetery, a historic driving tour of the Town of Victor and an historic walking tour of the Village of Victor. All programs or tours can be customized to your group's interests. Please call the historian's office to arrange your program or tour.

Materials & Resources