Town of Greenfield Historical SocietyPO Box 502, Greenfield Center, NY 12833
The Society is a private organization receiving its funds from member's dues, contributions and its members participating in moneymaking activities. It has been in existence since 1983 when a group of citizens organized for the purpose or researching, preserving and promoting local history.
The Society meets once a month between September and May; most of the meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month. During warmer weather we meet at the IOOF Hall in Middle Grove, a building owned by the Society. During the winter, we meet at the Town Community Center (across from the Greenfield Post Office). Refreshments and a program follow business meetings, guests are always welcome.
The Society publishes a monthly newsletter (Sept- May) which is mailed to members. The newsletter contains many local history stories written by our members. Many of our members live outside the area, some in distant states, but all have an interest and ties to the Town of Greenfield. If you would like to receive a free copy of one of our newsletters, send your name and address along with a request to the address above.
Becoming a member is easy. We only require that you have an interest in history. Send $10.00 along with your name and address to the Town of Greenfield Historical Society, PO Box 502, Greenfield Center, NY 12833. Other types of membership (lifetime, corporate, etc.) are also available; please write for details.
The Historical Society now has their own website with more information availablewww.GreenfieldHistoricalSociety.com
Calendar of upcoming events:
November 17th, 2015 - 7 PM meeting at the Greenfield Community Center. Program: Marty Podskoch will talk about his book, "Adirondack Civilian Conservation Corps Camps - History, Memories and Legacy of the CCC". Everyone is welcome
December 19th, 2015 - 1 - 4 PM - Christmas Party at the Chatfield Museum of Local History in Middle Grove. Our theme this year is Reindeer. Show off ornaments, statues, tell stories and wear your favorite reindeer sweaters and hats!
January 19th, 2016 - 7 PM Meeting at the Greenfield Community Center. Program: Don Monica, of our Farmer's Market, speaking about Maple Sugaring, something that his family has done for generations. Many local farms would collect maple sap in the spring to make syrup, a practice learned from the Native Americans.
February 16th, 2016 - 7 PM Meeting at the Greenfield Community Center. Program: Ellen Steinberger will speak about "Down in the Valley: Exploring the Gut". This area in Saratoga Springs, east of Broadway, has been home to multi-ethnic working class families for over two centries and also was importat to the evolution of the Jewish community.
March 15th, 2016 - 7 PM meeting at the Greenfield Community Center - Program to be announced
April 19th, 2016 - 7 PM meeting at the Greenfield Community Center - Program to be announced
May 17th, 2016 - 7 PM meeting at the Greenfield Community Center - Program to be announced
Winter Weather Policy: If Greenfield School is closed because of weather, our meeting will be canceled.
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