'The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World' honors former News10NBC anchor

Updated: November 20, 2020 05:26 PM
Created: November 20, 2020 04:56 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester Museum and Science Center’s The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World exhibit is now open.

The exhibit is on the third floor of the Museum in the Riedman Gallery.

It tells the story of inspiring women from the Rochester Region and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and their different cultures.

A member of the News10NBC family is a part of it. Janet Lomax is one of more than 200 women who changed Rochester and the world. 

She was the first African American woman to anchor major weeknight newscasts in Rochester. 

Lomax's accomplishments don't stop here. She's a mentor, a teacher and remains active in the community. 

News10NBC talked to Lomax Friday about how it feels to be honored by the people she calls her family.

"When I was growing up my parents, my mother in particular would always say ‘Remember you're a Lomax.’ And it wasn't until I was older that I came to understand what she meant. Remember who you are and who you represent. And so when I think about my 36 years at WHEC, every time I sat down in that anchor chair I remembered who I represented," Lomax said.

Click here for ticket information.

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