Christmas Tree Displays Falconer’s History

FALCONER- The history of a local village is on display at its library.

Sue Seamans, Falconer public librarian, asked Brenda Cavallaro, Falconer historian, to create a Falconer history Christmas tree.

“It’s a beginning of a tradition,” Seamans said. “We will now have this annual tree filled with memorabilia of Falconer.”

She said the ornaments represent people and events which have taken place since the 1890s in the village.

A ruler from American Manufacturing, now known as Fancher Chair, dangles from the evergreen pine needles, along with an old clothespin, a cassette, record, and small portraits of former Falconer citizens such as Lorinda Tracey – the first Post Mistress -and Patrick Falconer, the founder of the village.

“Some kids that come in don’t even know what cassettes are,” Seamans said. “It just shows changes of cultural periods throughout history which just aren’t indigenous to Falconer.”

She said the tree will be a conversational piece that has already piqued the interest of visitors to the library.

“My goal is mainly to create interest in historical pieces – maybe for people to take pride in the village,” Seamans said.

The Falconer Public Library can be found at 101 W. Main St. in Falconer. They are open Monday-Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.