Greece Historical Society’s Annual Strawberry Festival Fundraiser

Strawberry & Dessert Tasting Festival

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Strawberry Festival June 20th 4 p.m to 7 p.m. $8.00 Adults, $ 5.00 for Kids 6-12, Free for Kids Under 5

Date And Time:

Monday, June 20, 2022
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location:

Greece Town Hall Pavilion
3 Vince Tofany Blvd, Greece, NY 14612

Admission:

$ 8.00 – Adults
$ 5.00 – Children 6-12
Free for 5 & Under

FREE PARKING

The Admission includes

Strawberry Short Cake and other Cake Samples from

Dessert Samplings from The following vendors

Barton’s Parkside Hots

Hots, Burgers, Sausages, etc. will be available for purchase.

Music for the event is provided by:

DJ Flyin Brian of Party Productions

Other Activities include:

  • Children Activities
  • Grease Paint Alley Clowns
  • Community Displays
  • A Square Dance demonstration at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • There will be Door Prizes
  • A Chinese Auction
  • As well as a chance to win one of these interesting Bicentennial Pioneer Families Signs
    • The Tickets are $ 5.00 for one
    • 3 for $ 10.00
    • The Drawing for this Raffle will be done on July 10th, 2022.
    • You Could Win one of these five Unique designs
Second Prize
First Prize
Fifth Prize
Fourth Prize
Third Prize

Sponsors of this Year’s Strawberry & Dessert Tastings Festival

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Immigration in New York exhibit in March

The Greece Museum will be featuring a New York Heritage traveling exhibit during the month of March titled Immigration in New York. 

This exhibit focuses on European immigration to New York State from 1650 to 1950, beginning with the arrival of Dutch settlers and continuing through the end of the World Wars. 

The Immigration in New York.

We would like to thank the Rochester Regional Library Council for the local coordination of this exhibit. This exhibition was curated by David Hochfelder (SUNY University at Albany) and Karen Pastorello (SUNY Tompkins Cortland Community College), with project management and additional contributions from Julia Corrice (Cornell University), Claire Lovell (SCRLC), Ryan Perry (CLRC), Nicole Menchise (LILRC), and Heidi Ziemer (WNYLRC).

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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.

GreeceHistoricalSociety.shop

Here are a few of the items that are available now

To see more of the items that are available, visit GreeceHistoricalSociety.shop today.

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Greece Pioneer Family Project, Vol. 2

Greece Pioneer Family Project, Vol. 2

If you are a member of a Pioneer Family who was living in the Town of Greece before 1872, we would like to hear from you. Co-authors Marie Villone Poinan and Jo Ann Ward Snyder are now accepting additional family submissions for Pioneer Families of the Town of Greece, Volume 2, which will be published in the fall of 2022.

This second volume will honor families who settled in the area before 1872 but were not included in volume 1. It will contain vignettes, photos, and input from current family members, highlighting each family’s contribution to the town.

If your family qualifies and you would like to be included in volume two, please download and submit the five documents below by August 1, 2022. You will be contacted by Marie or Jo Ann within 30 days.

Submit all supporting documentation, to us by e-mail at greecehistoricalsociety@yahoo.com or via US mail to: Greece Historical Society, PO Box 16249, Greece, NY 14616

Pioneer Families of the Town of Greece – Vol. 1 is available from Amazon, from our online museum gift shop, or by visiting our gift shop in the museum during our regular office hours. (Visit our “200 years” section above to see the complete list of included families.)

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Bicentennial Snapshot # 0: The Trailer

Bicentennial Promo Art

Beginning at 9 AM on March 22nd and continuing for the next twelve months, the Greece Historical Society will be presenting a series of brief videos to mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Greece. Titled Bicentennial Snapshots, the series will feature weekly reflections on Greece history, sharing information about the people and events that comprise the vibrant history of our town. The content of each video will be researched, written, and narrated by retired librarian and local historian Maureen Whalen, whose unique style of storytelling will make each episode come alive. We hope that you will visit us often to view our latest topics.

Here is the Trailer for the Bicentennial Snapshots series.

New videos will be posted on this website each Tuesday at 9 AM. If you would like these Bicentennial Snapshots as a Video Podcast or a Video Flash Briefing on the Amazon Alexa devices, let us know on our Facebook page before the first Snapshot premieres on March 22nd.

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Apply for a Bicentennial Pioneer Certificate

Example of a Bicentennial Certificate
Example of a Bicentennial Certificate

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 greecehistoricalsociety@yahoo.com or via US mail to: Greece Historical Society, PO Box 16249, Greece, NY 14616

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Museum Closed in January and February

The Greece Historical Society museum will be closed on Sundays from December 26th through February 27th. We will resume our Sunday hours on March 6, 2022.

Our next second Tuesday of the month educational program will be held at the Greece Public Library on the evening of March 7. 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.

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Greece Pioneer Families Book, Vol. 1, Available

In celebration of the Bicentennial of the Town of Greece in 2022, the Greece Historical Society is honoring the families who settled in the area before 1872 with a book set titled Pioneer Families of the Town of Greece. Researched and written by Marie Villone Poinan and Jo Ann Ward Snyder, the set contains vignettes, photos, and input from current family members that highlight each family’s contribution to the town.

Pioneer Families of the Town of Greece – Vol. 1 is available from Amazon by clicking here, from our online museum gift shop by clicking here, or by visiting our gift shop in the museum during our regular office hours. (Visit our “200 years” section above to see the complete list of included families.)

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Greece Olympia Exhibit

Greece Olympia Seal
Greece Olympia Seal

“The History of Greece Olympia” exhibit, which opened on Sunday, October 24th, is available once again now that our museum has re-opened for 2022.

Please plan to stop in to see memorabilia and pictures of how the school has developed over the years and the changes that have occurred. Here is just a sample from the exhibit of Greece Olympia the first modern form of education a High School where it was Grades 9 (Freshmen) thru 12 (Seniors) in Greece.

Greece Olympia Exhibit 1
Greece Olympia Exhibit 1
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