Thursday, January 9, 2014

Greece Historical Society – January 2014 NEWS

January 14th, 20147:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Blvd. 50 Hidden Gems of Greater Western New York by Christopher Carosa.  Discover the secrets in your own backyard.  Mr. Carosa will tell spell-binding stories of Greater Western New York’s hidden gems. He will reveal some of the most delicious underexposed treasures of the region in a light-hearted and entertaining manner. The people, places and events that not only helped define Greater Western New York, but have often helped define America as well. Christopher Carosa is the author of three books, a stage play and more than 400 articles on everything from modern portfolio theory to white cream donuts, but what he enjoys most, is sharing the spell-binding stories of Greater Western New York’s hidden gems with area clubs, societies and organizations. Autographed copies of his book will be for sale after the program for $26.95 (price includes sales tax.)  Public welcome. Reservations are not necessary. Greece Historical Society members free. A $2.00 donation is appreciated from others. 

Thursday, January 16th 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Greece Community & Senior Center – Look for the Greece Historical Society at theGreece Chamber of Commerce Outdoors Fair

Sunday January 19th  2:00 p.m. at the Greece Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Patchwork Pieces of Life in Greece and Parma as told by Marilyn Lowden Koss Wright.  Marilyn, the daughter of Homer and Berenice (Cole) Lowden, grew up on Elmgrove Road during the forties and fifties.  She will tell  stories from her books about the people and places she loves, including memories of Ridge Road, school days, summers at the lake, and Manitou Beach to mention a few.    Marilyn, a retired Hilton Central School Secretary, also has a home based Antique and Collectible business.  She is currently working on a third book which will highlight the Braddock’s Bay Area.  Autographed copies of her two books Patchwork Pieces Vol. I & II will be available for $10.00 each or $18.00 for both.

MUSEUM HOURS  The Greece Museum and museum gift shop are open Sundays 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 or by appointment.  The museum gift shop is also open on Mondays  10:00 a.m. – Noon.


Sunday, February 9th  2:00 p.m. Greece Museum - Queen of Bremen The true story of an American child trapped in Germany during World War II  by Greece resident Marlies Adams DiFrate.

 Tuesday, February 11th 7:00 p.m., Greece Town Hall, Cycling the Erie Canal Democrat & Chronicle Annette Lein and Justin Murphy will share with us the story of their bicycle trip along the Erie Canal as reported in the Democrat and Chronicle in July, 2013.

Wednesday, February 19th  12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Greece Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Vintage Games Tournament  Children ages 8-13 are invited to come that day and test their gaming and competing skills. Reservations are required, call 225-7221.

Monday February 24th 7:00 p.m., Chili Public Library, 3333 Chili Ave.  Early Aviation in Rochester by Bill Sauers.  Learn about the first aeroplane flights in the Rochester area and other early aeronautical facts of this area. Included in the program will be the history of our current airport and stories about some of the characters who tried, or actually did fly those early aeroplanes.

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