The Mission of the Rochester Historical Commission is to protect and preserve buildings and places that reflect the history of Rochester and to share these spots with the residents of the town now and in the future.
The Historical Commission continually gathers information on a number of historical fronts including schools, mill sites, cemeteries, Native American lore, and more. We sincerely hope that anyone finding old pictures, diaries, newspaper articles or memorabilia relating to our history will share their finds with us. It is amazing what we can learn from the most innocuous items. If it’s old it’s worthy of attention!