Flower Industry in Western NY (June 2021)

Recorded June, 2021, at the Greece Historical Society

Come explore the Flower industry in western New York not to be mistaken with Flour Industry that was situated around the falls to be used as mills to grind the flour and wheat products.

Sons of the American Revolution (Nov. 2020)

Recorded November 14, 2020, at the Greece Historical Society & Museum

Robert Coomber talks about the Sons of the American Revolution and what the local chapter does to honor those who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Public Shortcuts by Wally Rust Sept 21, 2020

Recorded September 21, 2020

Wally Rust talks about public shortcuts and sidewalks focusing on the Music Box Steps that were featured in Laurel & Hardy movies and other unique walks including some in the Rochester area.

Irish Families of Greece

Recorded June 23, 2019, at the Greece Historical Society

Marie Poinan Looks at some of the Irish families of Mother of Sorrows parish who settled on or near Latta Road. Many rare photos included in the presentation are from families who have shared their family histories and have donated them to the collection of the Greece Historical Society.

Collecting Antique Bottles (Mar. 2019)

Recorded March 17, 2019, at the Greece Historical Society

Jack Stecher of the Genesee Valley Bottle Collectors Association talks about collecting antique bottles and the history of the companies that made them.

African Americans at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Feb. 2019)

Recorded Sunday, February 10, 2019

MOUNTAINS OF HOPE: Marilyn Nolte talks about Mt. Hope Cemetery and the notable African Americans interned there, followed by Frederick Douglass family descendant, Jacqueline Sprague Cooper who talks about African American burials and promoting genealogy research and the importance of telling your families stories. Presented at the Greece Historical Society Museum on February 10, 2019

Cleaning Cemetery Headstones

Recorded June 10, 2018, at the Greece Historical Society

Mike Warner of the Rochester Genealogical Society talks about the responsible and safe methods to clean cemetery headstones. Presented at the Greece Historical Society on

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Recorded May 20, 2018, at the Greece Historical Society

Lynn Sullivan, (former) Chief Executive Officer of Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Ascension Garden, presents a program on the history and special features of the cemetery. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery was founded in 1871 and is the largest and most active of Rochester’s cemeteries.

Erie Railroad History (Apr. 2018)

Recorded April 8, 2018, at the Greece Historical Society

Dave Shields from the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum presents a program on the history of the Erie Railroad in the Rochester area and a history of the R&GV Railroad Museum.

Jogging Through Cemeteries

Recorded November 12, 2017, at the Greece Historical Society Museum

Author Patrick Bynes talks about his new book where he takes the reader on a journey, as he jogs through local cemeteries in the Rochester, NY area, stopping to talk and interview people mourning lost family and friends. He gives an insight as to how we all deal, in our own way, with grief.

Buckman’s Dairy & Bakery History

Recorded July 16, 2017

Ralph DeStephano Jr. talks about the history and development of Buckman’s Dairy at the corner of Ridge Road and Long Pond Road from 1950 to the present. A loaf of bread would have cost $.18 and a gallon of milk sold for around $.97 at this time. The dairy was started in 1911 by Homer Buckman and closed in 2005. Recorded 16 July 2017 at the (Town of) Greece Historical Society.

  • Buckmans from Ralph DeStephano

Below is an article from Alan Muller about Homer J Buckman

Barns of Greece by Jane Grant

Recorded May 2017

Jane Grant, author of the book “The Barns of Greece, N.Y” talks about Greece Barns and the farm families who shared their stories. Presented at the Greece Museum on May 21, 2017. The book is available on our website or in our museum shop.

Some of these Barns are connected to the Pioneer Families of Greece and will also be featured in some of the upcoming bicentennial Snapshots for the Towns 200th Birthday.