Thursday, February 7, 2013


Annual Meeting
Prior to the Feb 12th program there will be a brief annual meeting of the Greece Historical Society at which time we will have an election of trustees, a review our budget and a volunteer of the year presentation.

Annie and Al on the Erie Canal Performed by Fran Carlisi-Paxson and Allen Hopkins
Tuesday, February 12, 2013Greece Community & Senior Center, 7:00 p.m.
Annie Buchanan, as she’ll tell you, is the best cook on the Erie Canal, and Al, as he’ll show you with his music, is the canal-wandering minstrel, as they combine their talents to bring you tall tales, songs, and history from the early days of Clinton’s Ditch.
Fran Carlisi-Paxson is a performance artists who performs her stories at festivals, cultural centers and anywhere folks gathers. Everything she does instills her fast-paced presentations with energy, humor and lively interaction with audiences of all ages.  Allen Hopkins has been a folk musician for 40 plus years.  He plays guitar, banjo, mandolins, autoharp harmonica dulcimer and other odd instruments.  CHANGE OF LOCATION  Please note that our February program will be held at the Greece Community & Senior Center, next door to the Town Hall.  Public welcome, reservations are not necessary. Greece Historical Society members free. A $2.00 donations (or more!) is appreciated from others.

Sunday Programs This Winter
We are hosting several special events on Sunday afternoons at the museum. Museum hours are 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Most programs start at 2:00 p.m. There is no charge, but donations to support the mission of the Greece Historical Society & the operation of your museum are appreciated. Watch for the possibility of more special Sunday programs.

Sunday, February 17th, 2:00 p.m.  Baseball History by Joe Terito of the Rochester Baseball  Historical Society This interactive presentation will include a display of authentic baseball artifacts which will help demonstrate the role equipment played in baseball’s evolution.

Sunday, March 10th, 2:00 p.m. Refugee Tales of a Burmese Family Now Living in Greece Meet a refugee family making a new life in Greece after many trials and frightening experiences in leaving their home land of Burma. Their heartwarming story is a lesson in overcoming and starting anew with hope.

History of Northgate at Museum Gift Shop The recently published Brief History of Northgate Plaza booklet by Marie Poinan is still available for only $5.00 in our Museum Shop.  If you cannot get to our museum, you can order by mail for $5.00 plus $1.00 for S/H.   Mail your $6.00 check to Greece Historical Society, P.O. Box 16249, Greece, NY, 14616.  Please specify that you are ordering the Northgate booklet.

Susan B. Anthony House & Neighborhood Tour
Wednesday, May 22nd 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tour will include: Bus Transportation, Hot Lunch, Tours of Susan B. Anthony House, and the private home of Dawn Noto, and the Madison St. neighborhood gardens. (NOTE: This tour is NOT handicapped accessible.) $55.00 Members, $60.00 Non-members. Reserve NOW ! - Space is limited, call  Sue Hodge at 585-225-3833.

Upcoming Programs & Events

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Greece Public Library
Blanche Stuart Scott - Memories of an Adventurous Woman
Performed by Maureen Whalen

Tuesday, March 12th, 7:00 p.m. Greece Community & Senior Center
Women’s Role in the Civil War by Rebecca Budinger

Tuesday, April 9th, 7:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall
WWI and the Flu Pandemic of 1918 by Robert Brown, PhD

Saturday, May 4th, Noon & 2:30 p.m. Greece Museum
Flora Tea

Tuesday, May 14th, 7:00 p.m., Greece Town Hall
Channel 13 Over the Years by Patrice Walch

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