Bicentennial Snapshots


Beginning on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, and concluding on March 21st, 2023, the Greece Historical Society will be posting brief videos to help commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Greece. This series will share many details about the people and events that influenced the town’s evolution. Researched, written, and narrated by Maureen Whalen, we hope that you will find these videos both interesting and informative.

A blog post about the current week’s snapshot will also appear on this website each week at 9 am with a description of the video.

If you have ideas or topics that you would like to see covered in this or a future series, please let us know via our Facebook page.


The Bicentennial Snapshots

Bicentennial Snapshot # 09 – Giles H Holden

Holden, a veteran of the War of 1812, came to Greece in 1817 to be the Deputy Collector and Surveyor of the port. In 1822, he became the first lighthouse …

Bicentennial Snapshot # 08 – Charlotte – Genesee Lighthouse

This week we celebrate the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Ontario, which is also marking its bicentennial. We trace its history from its construction in 1822 on …

Bicentennial Snapshot # 06: War of 1812 Part 2

This week we continue with part two of three presentations on the attacks along the Greece shores of Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Today we look at the …

Bicentennial Snapshot # 05: War of 1812 Part 1

This week we begin a three-part presentation on the attacks along the Greece shores of Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Today we look at the British attacks that …

Bicentennial Snapshot # 02: The Onödowá’ga (Oh-n’own-dough-wahgah) (Seneca is the English name)

This week, we look at The Onödowá’ga (Oh-n’own-dough-wahgah) (Seneca is the English name). And George H Harris Contribution on his documentation of some of these sites. …

Bicentennial Snapshot # 01: The Founding of The Town of Greece

This week, we look at the founding of the town of Greece, from the inception of Ontario and Genesee Counties to the creation of Monroe County and the Town of …