Greece Historical Society Hosts Erie Canal Exhibit

The Greece Historical Society has partnered with the library councils in the Empire State Library Network to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the ground-breaking of the Erie Canal by hosting an Erie Canal Exhibit.

The exhibit is traveling throughout the region during the year and will be at the Greece Museum during the month of November. Stop by during our open hours (Sundays 1:30 -4:00 pm) and enjoy this unique exhibit, along with, “Winning the Vote; the Woman of Greece,” “The Underground Railroad” and our other fine exhibits created by our volunteers.

Winning the Vote: Greece Women in the Suffrage Movement


Our newest exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote in New York.

The exhibit focuses on Greece women who supported the campaign to win women the right to vote in New York State, particularly Jean Brooks Greenleaf, Georgia Bonesteel Raynsford, and the Charlotte Political Equality Club. It details the three county conventions held in Greece and the famous suffragists who frequently visited, including Susan B. Anthony, Mary Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw, and Harriet May Mills.

The exhibit was curated by Maureen Whalen with the help of Marie Poinan, Joe Vitello, Wendy Peeck, Bill Sauers, Alan Mueller, Lee Strauss, and Jack Kemp.

Underground Railroad Exhibit Continues


Learn about the Greece connections to this fascinating clandestine network and the people, both famous and unknown, who helped an enslaved people during a turbulent time in our nation’s history. 

The exhibit team consisted of Joe Vitello and Arnie Ammering who constructed parts of the exhibit, Anita Burton who did the art work, and Maureen Whalen who did the research and curated the exhibit.