Macedon town historian June Hamell will discuss the treasures contained within “The Bullis Collection” with community members and local educators at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at Macedon Public Library, 30 Main St.

Tucked away behind a wood-framed bay window, “The Bullis Collection” features books that span over two centuries and provide a historical and scientific retrospective. The collection was carefully assembled by Jeannette “Nettie” Bullis, a lifelong Macedon resident who bequeathed the books to the library in the hopes that they would provide utility and insight for generations. It contains nonfiction books with a particular focus on scientific and historical topics and classic fiction novels.

Bullis valued knowledge and, as the valedictorian of the Macedon High School Class of 1911, once said, “Life, like every other blessing, derives its value from use.” Hamell has worked with the collection for two decades and knows the wealth of information contained within the vintage, leather covers.

“Educators and homeschooling parents at all grade levels would be amazed at the variety of gems we have here,” Hamell said. “With these materials, history can come to life. I have even constructed a lesson integrating Sir Walter Raleigh’s “History of the World,” which I would be happy to share.”

For more information, call 315-986-5932.