rochester history

David Bowie was arrested in upstate New York on March 21, 1976 on a felony pot possession charge. Bowie, 29 at the time, was nabbed along with Iggy Pop and two other codefendants at a Rochester hotel following a concert. Bowie was held in the Monroe County jail for a few hours before being released. The above Rochester Police Department mug shot was taken three days after Bowie’s arrest, when the performer appeared at City Court for arraignment.

Next up in Rochester’s Rich History: Tea With Mrs. Jeffrey

January 16, 2016, 1-2:30 pm

Presented by Robin Nowell

Join us for an afternoon with Mrs. Jeffrey and learn more about her fascinating life as an advocate for the causes of education, suffrage, and equality. Mrs. Jeffrey was instrumental to the effort to erect a bronze statue of Frederick Douglass in Rochester and was tireless in organizing African American women. A close friend and associate of Susan B. Anthony, Mrs. Jeffrey was chosen to deliver a eulogy at her funeral.

Daguerreotype view of the intersection of State and Main Streets in Rochester, New York, c. 1852. By Edward Tompkins Whitney.

The new “Edible Rochester” exhibit is up in Local History! The exhibit looks at how food and drink businesses have contributed to Rochester’s growth and features items from the collection of the Local History Division, the LeRoy town historian’s office, and the George Eastman House. The exhibit runs through May on the 2nd floor of the Rundel Memorial building.