50th Anniversary Dinner

We would like to thank our members, friends and sponsors for the successful 50th anniversary celebration dinner held on Saturday, October 26 at Red Fedele’s Brook House. Nearly 80 guests helped us with our celebration. 

We would especially like to thank our government officials: Monroe County Executive, Cheryl Dinolfo, Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello, NY State Senator Joe Robach, and NY State Historian Devin Lander, all of whom took time from their busy schedules to attend our event and offer a few words of congratulations. (photos below by Gina DiBella)

Current Exhibits at GHS

Marking the upcoming one hundredth anniversary of the Eighteenth Amendment (which went into effect on January 17, 1920), the Greece Historical Society has opened a new exhibit entitled Rumrunners, Speakeasies, and Bathtub Gin.

Discover what Greece residents thought about the law, learn about the infamous Staud brothers, and learn about the glorious/dreadful Roaring ‘20s. Late-night smuggling on Lake Ontario, stills and moonshine, “the highway to hell”—these were all part of the Prohibition era in Greece.

Our exhibit on blacksmithing, which includes tools loaned to us by Don Newcomb, tells the story of the vital role that a blacksmith played in the life of Greece residents.

Two exhibits detail the contributions of individuals to the development of Greece.

George Ruggles was a successful 19th-century entrepreneur who undertook a variety of careers during his life in the Charlotte areas. He is particularly noted for receiving patents for his invention of the rotary snow plow and a racing canoe, and serving as President of the Village of Charlotte.

Terry Burns helped to build the Erie Canal and then bought land in Greece in 1827. Our expansive exhibit features the Burns, Kirk, Veeder, and Newcomb families and their eight generations of contributions to the town.

School Days Exhibit Shows 1945-1955 Classroom

Our “SCHOOL DAYS” exhibit shows what a  classroom looked like during the time period 1945-1955. Bring your children and grandchildren to see what desks looked like during this period, how the teacher dressed, and what educational tools were used – for example, a pull down map, Dick and Jane readers, and globes.