PTHS Trip to Safe Haven and Rudy's in Oswego  May 5, 2010




Parish Town Historical Society

P.O. Box  145

Parish, New York      13131













 A group from The Parish Town Historical Society visited the Safe Haven Museum and Education Center at Oswego, on May 5.  There they learned  the dramatic story of nearly 1,000 World War II Jewish refugees, and how they came to America on the army transport ship Henry Gibbons in 1944, ending  up in Fort Ontario as a guest of President Franklin Roosevelt for the duration of the War.   For those that would like to read more on the subject, "Haven" by Ruth Gruber was donated to the Parish Public Library by Nancy Fairchild.  The group lunched at "Rudy's" on the shores of Lake Ontario.  A beautiful day was enjoyed by all.  Thank you Janet Clerkin for making the arrangements.

Pictured.  left side front to back.  Bev Crim, Sharon White, Paul Phillips, Fred Swartz, Right side:  Bill Bookheimer, Gloria White, Ruth Whitelaw, Janet Clerkin and Bridget Swartz.  Nancy Bookheimer took the photo.