Wednesday, May 8, 2013


TREASURER NEEDED ! We are seeking a reliable person to volunteer to take over the responsibility of treasurer of the Greece Historical Society. Tasks would involve responsibility for accounts payable, monthly financial reports to the Board of Trustees and an annual report to the membership, filing 990N tax returns and NYS annual sales tax returns,  assisting in budget preparation and presentation to the Board for approval and making financial records available to the audit committee and endowment fund trustees.  Training will be provided. Call 225-7221 or

Tuesday May 14th Channel 13 Over the Years by Patrice Walsh, 7:00 p.m., Greece Town Hall.  This program will look back and how Channel 13 started, when the station went on the air and where the first studio was located. Patrice will also talk about the personalities on the air in the early days and those working there today.   Patrice Walsh was hired at Channel 13 on October 15, 1980 and has received several awards for her television work over the years.  Patrice and her husband Frank raised their children in Greece and still live here.  Greece Historical Society members FREE.  A $2.00 donation is appreciated from others.

Friday May 17th Basics of Historical Records Workshop, 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Greece Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd.  This workshop involves making the novice historical society member and museum worker aware of the kinds of historical records that are typically found in local institutions, reviews their significance and outlines the proper ways of organizing and preserving them.  A pizza lunch will be provided courtesy of Archival Methods  Reservations required call 225-3760 or e-mail 

Saturday May 18th Garden Clubs Plant Sale Greece Museum 9:00 a.m. till Noon (rain or shine) Four Greece Garden Clubs – Lakeshore, Lakeview, Shorewood and Woodside, will host their annual plant sale on our front lawn. Club members’ own hostas, dahlias, lilies and other perennials, as well as annuals and garden related items will be available for sale on the grounds of the Greece Museum.  Coffee will be available, the museum will be open and museum gift shop will have a special sale. In event of severe weather, the sale will be held on Sunday, May 19th.

Sunday May 19th History of Northgate Plaza by Marie Poinan2:00 p.m. This presentation by local historian Marie Poinan is a snapshot of the post World War II era in Greece and how the Dobson farm became the site of Northgate, the first suburban plaza in Monroe County. There are family photos of the Dobson family, farm buildings and orchards, and Frank Dobson's accomplishments as a Greece judge and town supervisor. A companion book will be available for purchase.

Wednesday May 22nd Susan B. Anthony House & Neighborhood Tour , 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tour will include: Bus Transportation, Hot Lunch, Tours of Susan B. Anthony House, Tour of private home of Dawn Noto, Madison Street neighborhood gardens. (NOTE: This tour is NOT handicapped accessible.) $55.00 Members, $60.00 Non-members reservations required.  Reserve NOW ! - Space is limited, call Sue Hodge at 585-225-3833.

Volunteers Needed for Annual Festival !!!! Our annual Strawberry & Dessert Tasting Festival is scheduled for June 17th 4 -8 p.m.  We will need volunteers to help sell tickets, set-up, take-down, direct parking, solicit contributions, etc. If you can help please call me at 225-7221 or 

“A Gentleman’s Country Estate” The history of the Yates-Thayer, Elm Tree Farm at 710 Latta Rd.  A new booklet by Marie Poinan about this famous property in Greece and the families that lived there, with over 75 illustrations.  Now available at the museum gift shop for $7.00