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Help Us Fulfill our Mission
Your contributions to Society are greatly appreciated. They help us achieve our mission to discover, research, and preserve the Town of Greece's history and share that history with its residents and the local community.
The Greece Historical Society museum will be closed on Sundays from December 20th through February 25th. We will resume our Sunday hours on February 26th, 2023.
We will conduct educational programs at the Greece Public Library while the museum is closed. View our calendar in the Upcoming Events section for details.
If you would like to meet with us during January or February, you may stop in during our regular Monday office hours or call us to make an appointment.
GHS AWARDED FOR EXCELLENCE IN PROMOTING LOCAL HISTORY
We are thrilled and honored to announce that on September 20th, 2022 the Association of Public Historians of New York along with the New York State Museum presented the Greece Historical Society its 2022 Award for Excellence in Promoting Local History, for “the promotion of local history through research, writing, and other related accomplishments.”
Besides maintaining the Greece Museum with permanent and changing exhibits and presenting a popular lecture series. The Greece Historical Society has: published books and stories, produced videos, provided speakers to local organizations, digitized local newspapers, erected historical markers, and conducted cultural resource surveys of local architects like The Thomas W. Boyde, Jr. Project. Most recently, in celebration of the town’s bicentennial, GHS volunteers researched and published stories of pioneer families of Greece and produced a weekly 5 to 10 minutes video highlighting various aspects of the Town of Greece’s history. These videos can be found on the left column on the homepage in the section labeled Bicentennial Snapshots. The Tuesday Programs can be found under GHS Programs Archives and are in the process of being transformed into a unique experience that will make it easier to see related articles from the newsletter in the section called Living in Greece, snapshots, and landmarks as well as working on adding parts of the digital kiosk to the website over time.
The Association of Public Historians of New York State is the professional organization that represents the 1,600+ government-appointed historians in the state.
We are incredibly proud of all our volunteers who are responsible for this honor given to GHS by the New York State-appointed public historians and the New York State Historian.
New Online Store
We have a new online store featuring merchandise with our Greece Historical Society bicentennial logo to celebrate the Town of Greece’s 200th birthday.
All orders come with Free shipping, Just enter promo code FREESHIP at checkout.
If you have documentation that proves that your family was living in the Town of Greece before 1872, you can apply for a PIONEER CERTIFICATE to be issued by the Greece Historical Society. The certificate will include your family name, a GHS bicentennial logo, an embossed gold GHS “Pioneer Family” seal, and the signature of GHS president William Sauers. (Additional copies will be available for purchase.) To date, we have created and distributed nearly 200 individual Pioneer Family certificates.
If yours is one of the featured families in the Pioneers of the Town of Greece book, you will automatically receive a certificate for that family and do not have to supply the paperwork discussed below. If you have another family who was in Greece before 1872, you will have to submit an application and pedigree chart for that surname.
To request a certificate, please download and complete the certificate application and “fillable” pedigree chart using the links below:
Submit those two completed forms, and any additional supporting documentation, to us by e-mail at email@example.com or via US mail to: Greece Historical Society, PO Box 16249, Greece, NY 14616