The Greece Historical Society is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization, chartered in 1975 by the Board of Regents. Our purpose is to collect, research and preserve the history of the town of Greece, NY and the local area. We share it with the community through
- Free public programs
- Exhibits and special events at our Greece Museum
- Tours for local school students, scouts
- Publications, such as “Eight Miles along the Shore”, a book on town history
- Newspaper articles
- Power Point programs for libraries, senior residences, organizations
Our all volunteer Society owns and maintains our house/museum, once owned by Gordon A. Howe, former town supervisor and county manager. Our support comes from fund-raisers, membership dues, sales in our museum gift shop, donations and the Town of Greece. We are not part of the Town of Greece, although for nearly 15 years we have contracted with the Town to fulfill the duties of the Town Historian, along with providing space for the historian’s office and records. We have appointed one volunteer member, Alan Mueller, as “official” Town Historian. This agreement has worked remarkably well providing us with much need funds while saving the Town the need to hire a historian and provide the space for the historian. The NY State Historian, Robert Weible has given us accolades for our working relationship with the Town
For more on the history of the town be sure to check out the Greece History page on the Greece Chamber of Commerce’s Web site.
Our 2014 Annual Report is also available for you to read online.