On Sunday, June 4 the Greece Historical Society opened its new exhibit on The Underground Railroad, focusing on the Greece connections.
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.
Please join us to learn about 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.
Greece’s most famous and successful athletes and coaches are featured in this exhibit, and many were recently interviewed just for the exhibit. The exhibit highlights the sports careers of 34 stars in football, basketball, hockey, track, volleyball, baseball, boxing and golf.
Among those featured: Bob Bleier, Jeff Weston, Mark Walczak, Tom Stenglein, Coach Ed Nietopski, Coach and Manager Joe Altobelli, John Wallace, Mindy Sawnor, Jill Cardella, Jason “J-Mac” McElwain, Coach Jim Johnson, Doug Miller, and Brian and Stephen Gionta.
Thank you to Locker Room Sports for sponsoring this exhibit.