Author: John Gilbert
Museum Closed in January and February
The Greece Historical Society museum will be closed on Sundays from December 20th through March 4th. We will resume our Sunday hours on March 5th, 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.
Book Signing This Sunday
Greece Historical Society’s Annual Strawberry Festival Fundraiser
Strawberry & Dessert Tasting Festival
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Date And Time:
Monday, June 20, 2022
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Greece Town Hall Pavilion
3 Vince Tofany Blvd, Greece, NY 14612
$ 8.00 – Adults
$ 5.00 – Children 6-12
Free for 5 & Under
The Admission includes
Strawberry Short Cake and other Cake Samples from
Dessert Samplings from The following vendors
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
Sponsors of this Year’s Strawberry & Dessert Tastings Festival
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.
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).
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.
Here are a few of the items that are available now
To see more of the items that are available, visit GreeceHistoricalSociety.shop today.
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 email@example.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.)
Apply for a Bicentennial Pioneer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or via US mail to: Greece Historical Society, PO Box 16249, Greece, NY 14616
GHS Craft Sale Coming on Nov 20
Pop-Up Popcorn Fundraiser Cancelled
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.)
Greece Olympia Exhibit
“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.
“The first modern form of education was a High School where is was Grades 9 thru 12
For the first dozen years, Olympia was only grades 10,11,12
Not sure when it became a 9 thru 12 school but it was long after it opened