GHS Program Archives

Over the past few years, the Greece Historical Society has coordinated the presentation of an extensive series of programs at our museum on Sunday afternoons. Several of these programs were recorded in the museum, some were recorded at the Greece Public Library on Tuesday nights, and a few conducted at the Charlotte Public Library on a Sunday afternoon were recorded. During this time of social distancing, they were done over Zoom. Below are all the programs we have available on our Youtube Channel as well as linked below as embedded videos. More programs will be added as time permits. The Presentations are going to be listed in alphabetical order by the title of the program and under the title will be the date it was recorded and the category of the program which will tell you if it was a Tuesday Program, a Sunday Program or a Zoom Program, followed by the tags that are associated with the programs and then a brief description of each program, and on the left will be the featured image of the program so you can understand what the program topic is on. Some of these topics are linked to some of the bicentennial snapshots and the Living in Greece Newsletter stories so you can see what topics connect and able to find more information that we have in our historical archives to research from and learn more history of the Town of Greece from its beginning to the present and its future.

Please take time to watch some of these enlightening programs. As always, feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss any of these materials. 

(These videos are the property of the Greece Historical Society unless otherwise indicated, which retains all right thereto. The contributors to these videos provide them for non-commercial, personal, educational, or research use only. Prior written permission from the Greece Historical Society and the individual presenters must be obtained for any other use; including but not limited to commercial or scholarly publications, reproductions, or redistribution of any video or individual image from the videos.)

Making the First Atom Bomb (Sep. 2016)

Mark Twain and the Civil War (Jan. 2021)

The McShea Family (Oct. 2016)

Monroe County Bicentennial Reflections (Feb. 2022)

Museum Quality Storage of Family Heirlooms and Photos (June 2020)

Park Avenue to Park Ridge (Hospital) (May 2021)

Past Meets the Present when Fourth Graders Honor the Fallen in Pittsford (Oct. 2020)

Public Shortcuts (Sep. 2020)

Researching Your Town of Greece Family (June 2021)

Rochester Goes to Washington – Supreme Court Cases (Apr. 2021)

The Rookie (Modeling for Norman Rockwell) (Apr. 2016)

Seabreeze Amusement Park – 142 Years of Family Fun (Jan. 2022)

Sons of the American Revolution (Nov. 2020)

Thomas Boyde 1930 NY Architects Office cropped to headshot

A Legacy Deferred: The Architecture of Thomas W. Boyde, Jr.

Recorded April 12, 2022 The Greece Historical Society (GHS) is sponsoring a Cultural Resource Survey of The Architecture of Thomas W. Boyde, Jr., Rochester’s first ...
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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 ...
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Architect James H. Johnson at St. John’s (May 2012)

Recorded May 2012 Architect James H. Johnson talked about his career and the buildings he designed. This was recorded in May 2012 at St John ...
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Architecture of James H. Johnson (May 2019)

Recorded May 2019 Presented by Katie Eggers Comeau and Christopher Branch at the Greece Public Library on May 14, 2019. Introduction by Gina DiBella. Also, ...
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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 ...
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Bosnian Immigrants in Rochester: Adapting to America (July 2018)

Recorded July 2018 Aiša Purak discusses her book, “Bosnian Immigrants: Opportunities and Challenges”, which studies a sampling of 100 Bosnian families who immigrated to Rochester ...
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Buckmans from Ralph DeStephano

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 ...
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Carousels of Monroe County

Carousels of Monroe County

Recorded 9 Mar 2021, Via Zoom Presentation of Carousels of Monroe County by Linda Bartash-Dawley ...
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Charlotte Blast Furnace

Recorded September 1, 2016, at the Charlotte Branch Library Come explore the history of the Charlotte Blast Furnace by Marie Poinan. The actual program starts ...
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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 ...
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Dobson Farm & Northgate (October. 2018)

Recorded October 23, 2018, at the Greece Historical Society Story of the Dobson Farm that eventually became Northgate Plaza. Presented by Marie Poinan ...
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Education in Greece Central School District during COVID-19 pandemic

Recorded November 17, 2021, via Zoom Kathleen Graupman, Superintend of GCSD via “Zoom”. Ms. Graupman discusses what education has looked like during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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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 ...
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Everyday People – The Dinkle Family and Rochester’s African American Past

Recorded February 9, 2021, Via Zoom Everyday People – The Dinkle Family and Rochester’s African American Past ...
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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 ...
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GHS 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Koda Kids (When Rochester hosted children from London to save them from WW II bombings) (Nov. 2015)

Recorded November 15, 2015, at the Greece Historical Society Museum Brighton Historian, Mary Jo Lanphear tells the story of the children from Eastman Kodak England ...
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Lake Ontario – the Past Sixty Years (July 2019)

Recorded July 14, 2019, at the Greece Historical Society Museum Don Riley gives an eyewitness testimony to the past sixty years on how the Lake ...
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Lemcke-Tofany Farm (Nov. 2016)

Recorded November 6, 2016, at the Greece Historical Society and Museum Ron Carlton talks about his family growing up in the Town of Greece. Marie ...
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Life within the Boundaries of our Airport (Oct. 2021)

Recorded October 12, 2021, at the Greece Public Library “Stranger Than Fiction” Life within the Boundaries of Our Airport (Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport) ...
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Colonel Patrick Henry O’Rorke

The Colonel Patrick O’Rorke Society (Apr. 2019)

Recorded April 28, 2019, at the Greece Historical Society Learn about the Colonel Patrick O’Rorke Memorial Society by Tom O’Connell. ...
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Up Close with Two Greece Pioneer Families

Recorded May 10th, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Greece Public Library Come visit with descendants of two early settlers – the Volkmar and Cole/Kenyon ...
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Yates-Thayer Farm, Elm Tree Farm,710 Latta Rd.

Recorded October 30, 2016, at the Greece Historical Society Come explore the history of the Yates-Thayer Farm / Elm Tree Farm presented by Maire Poinan ...
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