This year, the Greece Historical Society is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its founding. Your support over the years has played a vital role in the success of our mission, which is “to preserve the past for the future.”
To those of you who have purchased tickets to our celebration dinner, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 26th at Red Fedele’s Brook House, 920 Elmridge Center Drive in Greece
As noted previously, the evening will begin with a cash bar Cocktail Hour at 5:00 p.m., followed by a Buffet Dinner at 6:00 p.m. For your listening pleasure, music will be provided by a member of the Greece Performing Arts Society. Guest speakers will include New York State Historian Devin Lander and former Greece Town Supervisor Don Riley. Historical displays, a raffle drawing, and a commemorative booklet will also be part of the evening.
Attire for the dinner is business casual.
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.
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.