Join Us As We Celebrate Our Golden Anniversary

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.

On behalf of the Executive Officers and Board of Trustees, we invite you to join us to celebrate this milestone at a dinner to be held on Saturday, October 26th at Red Fedele’s Brook House, 920 Elmridge Center Drive in Greece

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.

To reserve seats at the dinner or to include an ad or personal message in the booklet, please download the appropriate form(s) from the link(s) below, complete them, and mail them to the address indicated:

Dinner Reservation
Booklet Advertisement
Personal Message

The deadline for advertising and personal message submissions is September 30. The deadline for making a dinner reservation is October 14. Attire for the dinner is business casual.

For additional information, call 585-225-7221 or email greecehistoricalsociety@yahoo.com

New Exhibits at GHS

This summer, we have added three new exhibits in our exhibit hall, depicting the role of a blacksmith and the contributions of two important 19th century Greece residents. Please plan to stop in to learn about how they influenced the development of Greece.

An 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.

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. This expansive exhibit features the Burns, Kirk, Veeder, and Newcomb families and their eight generations of contributions to the town.

New 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.