The annual Founder's Day program, sponsored by the Rochester Historical Commission, recognizes the founding of Rochester on March 17, 1817 by James Graham. This year's event features renowned ragtime pianist, Bob Milne. Bob grew up in Rochester and graduated from Rochester High School. During his amazing career, he has performed for both George F. and George W. Bush, Secretaries of State Kissinger and Schultz, as well as many other dignitaries of the United States and leaders in business. His genius has been the study of neuroscience at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. The Hall of Fame selection committee chose candidates who have had a positive and long-term impact on the community, served as a role model for higher achievement, provided inspiration, and elevated others in the community and in their profession.
The 2018 selected members include: Dr. Max Mallon (1906-1998) Eva Woodward Parker (1855-1933) Roy Rewold (1929-2013)