Greece Historical Society Hosts Erie Canal Exhibit

The Greece Historical Society has partnered with the library councils in the Empire State Library Network to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the ground-breaking of the Erie Canal by hosting an Erie Canal Exhibit.

The exhibit is traveling throughout the region during the year and will be at the Greece Museum during the month of November. Stop by during our open hours (Sundays 1:30 -4:00 pm) and enjoy this unique exhibit, along with, “Winning the Vote; the Woman of Greece,” “The Underground Railroad” and our other fine exhibits created by our volunteers.

Buckman’s Plaza through the Years

On Sunday, July 16, beginning at 2:00 pm,  at the Greece Historical Society, 595 Long Pond Rd., Ralph DeStephano will speak on the history and development of Buckman’s Dairy at the corner of Ridge Road  and Long Pond Road from 1950 to the present.

Please plan to join us for a look at the evolution of this important part of our community’s history.

Greece Hometown Sports Exhibit Continues

Greece’s most famous and successful athletes and coaches are featured in this exhibit, which highlights the sports careers of 34 stars in football, basketball, hockey, track, volleyball, baseball, boxing and golf.

Among those included: 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.

GHS receives award at Museum Conference

At the annual conference for the Museum Association of New York (MANY), President Bill Sauers accepted a Certificate of Commendation for the “Our Town in World War II” project. The project was submitted in the category of “Engaging Communities“ and was one of only fifteen awards given out at Lake Placid.

Bill Sauers and Marie Poinan were able to attend the three-day conference thanks to a travel grant application submitted in November of 2015. This grant was one of 46 awarded across NY State and covered the cost of registration, hotel lodging and mileage. Sessions were designed for museum professionals to focus on skill building and organizational capacity building. Bill and Marie were able to connect with other nonprofits to explore new ways to increase awareness, new programming and investigate the museum’s place.

Greece Historical Society wins recognition for WWII exhibit

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) of Troy, NY announced the winners of its annual 2015 Awards of Merit awards, which are presented to New York State Museums and Heritage Organizations.

The Greece Historical Society received a Certificate of Commendation for its 
“Our Town in World War II” project and is extremely grateful to be chosen as one of only fifteen awards that were given statewide! The certificate will be awarded to the organization at the Museum Association’s upcoming annual conference in April.

The award recognizes outstanding work in the museum community, rewards staff and volunteers, and provides encouragement for the development of new and innovative projects. Winners included individuals and organizations who were recognized for the exhibitions and educational programs.

Deadline for submissions was December 11, 2015 and we submitted our World War II project for consideration. One of the most successful exhibits ever staged, the society received overwhelming community support in terms of the increased number of visitors who came to view the exhibit, the number of people who signed up and came to the additional programs generated and the response from local veterans.

Also four books were produced in conjunction with this exhibit that recorded the history of what it was like to experience World War II- both in the service and on the homefront in Greece.

The other local Finger Lakes area recipient was the Ontario County Historical Society.

To read the press release and for a list of all 15 winners, here is the link to the MANY website: