Friday, February 28, 2014

GREECE Historical Society - March 2014


Beatlemania!  The Beatles collection of Greece resident, Jim Acker, will help us celebrate 50 years of their great music. Come and enjoy the memories as you view this extensive collection of Beatle memorabilia.  The exhibit can be seen during the month of March (or maybe longer).

Greece Town Supervisors New in the dining room alcove is a display featuring two of our former town supervisors – Don Riley and Roger Boily.

Museum Hours The Greece Museum and museum gift shop, 595 Long Pond Rd., Greece, NY, 14612, is open Sundays 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 or by appointment. 


Tuesday, March 11, 7:00 p.m., Greece Town Hall   “Heroes in the Attic”– the Untold Story of Two Civil War Soldiers” by Dennis Bielewicz. In a secret room of an abandoned house, Dennis P. Bielewicz uncovered documents which led him to research and retell the story of the complete military service of H. Seymour Hall and Benjamin Coffin in his book, Heroes in the Attic – the Untold Story of Two Civil War Soldiers. It is the true saga of two Livingston County college students who abandoned their classes to fight in the Civil War.  Compelling in scope, the story of Hall and Coffin defines the heroism of common men against the backdrop of history. Books will be available for purchase ($29.95 plus tax) and signing after the presentation.  Dennis Bielewicz is a military veteran and retired school librarian, lives in Ontario, NY. Reservations are not necessary. Greece Historical Society members free. A $2.00 donation is appreciated from others. 

Sunday, March 16, 2:00 p.m. Greece Museum  Tatting Demonstration  The Greece Historical Society will present a tatting demonstration given by Mary Ellen Davie from “Midge’s Tatters.” This group wants to spread the word about learning this old technique of making a durable lace crafted by weaving a series of knots and loops with a hand-held shuttle.  Tatting was used to make decorative lace trims, dollies, and collars.


Tuesday, April 87:00 p.m., Greece Town Hall  - “The Adventures of Sarah Bonesteel by Babette Huber

Sunday, May 4, Greece Museum, The War on Our Shores 1812-1814 The Greece Historical Society will debut a new exhibit to mark the two hundredth anniversary of the War of 1812. The exhibit will examine the four visits by the British to Greece’s eight-miles along the shore between 1812 and 1814, most significantly on May 14, 1814. 

Tuesday, May 13, 7:00 p.m., Greece Town Hall – “American Songs: From the 1890’s to the Post-War Years” by Michael Lasser

Tuesday, June 10, 7:00 p.m., Greece Town Hall – Early Settlers & Settlements by Jeff Ludwig

Monday, June 16, 4:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Greece Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. - Strawberry & Dessert Tasting Festival



Thursday, March 6, 2:00 p.m., Charlotte Library, “Landmark Buildings of Charlotte by Marie Poinan


Saturday, March 8, 10:00 a.m. – noon, Old U.S. Custom House, 10 Latta Rd. The Charlotte Marine History Group will feature the Great Lakes Railroad Car Ferries, a movie with short scenes of the Ontario No. 1 being loaded and a promotional film made by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway for the car ferries on Lake Michigan.


Saturday, March 15, 10:00 am – Noon, U.S. Custom House, 10 Latta Rd.  Hidden Gems Found in the Charlotte High School Archives" by Marie Poinan. The program includes a sampling of the items that have never been seen before, including the building of the school, the practice house, service records of students in World War II and graduation programs from the 19th century.

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