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The newsletter for the Greece Historical Society.
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    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Greece Town Hall 7:00 p.m.The American Arts & Crafts Movement in NYS  By Dr. Bruce Austin, Chairman and Professor  of  Communication at RIT. (A program of the New York Council for the Humanities.)    The American Arts and Crafts Movement, or mission, was apopular decorative style 1900-1920. Arts and Crafts, however,was also a philosophy, an ethos, a way of living, and significantly,an enormous business. Artists and manufacturers of objects in the Arts andCrafts style - furniture, ceramics, metal, lighting, textiles, and jewelry - found like-minded creators in a few U.S. locations. Among the most significant centers of creativity for Arts and Crafts was New York State. This presentation,accompanied by slides, affords listeners an opportunity to gain (con’t p2) September 2009 Program     Program Events 1Museum Events 2Greece History 640th Anniversary 7    G   R   E   E   C   E   H   I   S   T   O   R   I   C   A   L   S   O   C   I   E   T   Y   a   n   d   M   U   S   E   U   M      T   h   e   C   o   r   i   n   t   h   i   a   n   Sept.-October 2009   olume 30, Issue 5   October 2009 Program   In every issue: Points of Interest: President’s Message 2 Director’s Message 3Museum Shop 4Contact Us 8   Tuesday, September 8, 2009 Greece Town Hall 7:00 p.m.Forging the Freedom Trail Through the Genesee Country By Dr. David Anderson,Chairman-Rochester/Monroe CountyFreedom Trail Commission Congruent with the advent of the Erie Canal, New YorkState experienced a steady increase in the number of peopletaking leave of slavery. Federal legislation to curb such of-fenses was matched by stronger and more organized aid given to thosefleeing the bonds. The abolitionist‟s movement in the Genesee Country  increased agitation to end the damnable institution. This presentationcites instances and narrates actions of a few that made Rochester a majorfactor in delivering the nation from the great evil. (con’t p2)  2 President's Message On September 30th,1969 agroup of community-prided peo-ple formed the Greece HistoricalSociety with a dedicated goal: Topreserve the past for the future.   For the first decade they participated in parades, exhibitedat the mall, conducted adult education classes andlooked for a permanent home. That “permanent” home was found on English Rd in 1978.The next decade involved organizing theircollection of artifacts and documents while settingup their new home, which became the first GreeceMuseum. Then, in1988, the Howe house was do-nated to the Society and the third decade beganwith the restoration of the old house. No soonerwas that done than a new museum exhibit hallwas built, which eventually opened in 1998. Then,in its fourth decade, it was time to run that mu-seum, which has been done quite successfully andwith the admiration of the community and otherlocal historical societies.Now the Greece Historical Society is begin-ning its fifth decade as all of our great volunteers look forward to the future, Weekly the historian‟s office is helping citizens and groups with local his-tory questions. The education committee is work-ing closely with the Greece School District. We aredigitizing our photo collection, photographing andcataloging electronically our collection of artifacts,indexing stories and updating our web site and weare planning more special events at the museum.We will soon begin collecting e-mail addresses sowe can send information and reminders of upcom-ing events between editions of the Corinthian. As always, we thank you for your continued finan-cial support, and the valuable time of our volun-teers, but we could always use your ideas to im-prove our society. Send me a note at the museumor e-mail me atbill_1061@yahoo.com with your ideas and suggestions. Don‟t forget, when you are going through that old shoe box of photos, we are always looking for photos and stories of Greece‟s people, places and events. Bill Sauers   **Museum Happenings**   “October ART SHOW “   We are presenting the artwork of the talented-students of  Tracy Doerner on Saturday,Oct.17th, 6-9pm & Sunday Oct 18th , 2-4:30pm.Please join us for this Art filled event. Refresh-ments will be served and artwork will be avail-able for purchase.  Vi White, Curator   RUTH ROSENBERG-NAPARSTECK TO VISIT MUSEUM On Sunday, September13thfrom 2-4:30 pm, former City Historian, Ruth RosenbergNaparsteck will greet visitorsat the Greece Museum.Ruth will tell interestingstories about the historic Erie Canal and willmake available the limited edition of Peter Spier'sclassic Caldecott Awardwinner  , The Erie Canal . (Sales will benefit GHS) Shewill tell tales of the Erie Canaland lead the audience insinging Low Bridge, Every-body Down. We especially invite families to bring school agechildren. It will be held on Grandparents Day and can be a fun visit for all. Cookies will beserved. ( There is no admission charge, but dona-tions are always appreciated.)   (con’t from p1, October) awareness and knowledge of theMovement, its creative product, and philosophy andfocuses on the unique contributions of Arts andCrafts creators from New York State.   (con’t from p1, September) For more information on theUnderground Railroad Heritage Trail – Upstate New York visitwww.rmsc.org.  This program is made possible with financial support from  Shane Riley  , Agent, New York Life Insurance Company.  3 It was a pleasure to see the tremendous growth of the Greece HistoricalSociety in the year following the opening of Newcome Exhibit Hall in 1995. Mem-bership has been steady but not as large as we need. Income from membershipsoperate the facility and maintain the upkeep of this old house. We have 210 mem-berships (418 people) but only 11 businesses in the community are members. It is surprising that we haven‟t had a big response from the small and large companies that we have contacted. We tried to impress upon them the wide cov-erage that our newsletter reaches. We send out 400 newsletters that not only goto members but also to all visitors at our well-attended monthly programs. Sixty complimentary copies go to schools, teachers, other historical societies and are available at eventssuch as the Hilton Apple Festival. Our newsletter is on our website and we are linking and emailing itto various organizations. We have members in all age groups that need a variety of services and weprefer to promote our area businesses. We recently received these new business members: Vay,Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home and Flower City Printing. We also have 29 life memberships of which two are fairly new. Gordon Howe II received a lifemembership from his family and friends to celebrate his birthday. Deborah Whitt joined as a personallife membership. She owns Deborah Ham Whitt Insurance , a State Farm agency, at 3953 Dewey Ave.We have received many memorials in honor of Art Beane and Dottie Schommer. The funds aredirected to our endowment fund as requested. Honorariums can be made for living persons aswell. All donations are tax deductible and are greatly appreciated.Sincerely, Lorraine Beane “ From the Desk of the Executive Director “   Please support our local business members and affiliates We want to thank them for their support: Flower City Printing, Greece Chamber of Commerce, Long Pond Auto Body,Wolfert-Butler Agency, Carolyn Stiffler Realty, Pettis Pools, Straight Line Contractors,Fedele's Restaurant, Long Pond Family Restaurant, Savage & Son Roofing,and Vay, Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009   “Leadership and Groundwork in Preparation for the Town of  Greece entering the 21st Century” by Don Riley, Town of GreeceSupervisor 1972 – 1989 Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010   “The War of 1812 at Charlotte”  By Jim Fisher   Tuesday, Feb 9, 2010   “The River Ramble –   Revisited”  By Jeff Blackwell and Max Schulte,Democrat & Chronicle journalists   UPCOMING PROGRAMS  4 Museum Shop On your next visit to our Museum please stop and see what‟s new at our Museum Shop. We have several new books aboutNew York State. “Wild New York” is a collection of photographscelebrating the beauty of New York State. “Backroads of NewYork” is your scenic guide to the adventurous back roads of our state. And let‟s not forget “Weird New York” ,   strange stories andlittle-known facts of our Empire State. Each has a different glanceat our beautiful state. What a great gift idea! Don‟t forget to take a look our collections of Murano glass pen- dants, lighthouses, local history books, and collectibles. Stop by soon, we look forward to seeing you. Wendy Peeck Museum Shop hours: Sunday 2:00-4:30 pm   Officers & Board of Trustees     Please Remember The Greece Historical Society in yourtax and estate planning. We are a non-profit organization supported by  your *gifts and endowments. We truly appreciate your donations. *Tax deductable per (Section 501(c)(9) of theInternal Revenue Code   President Bill Sauers Vice President Wendy Peeck Secretary Sandy Peck Treasurer Jack Wallenhorst Executive Director Lorraine Beane Honorary Trustee Don Newcomb Trustees: Phyllis BrownBill CoeTerry HoganLucia McEnteeAlan MuellerSandy PeckWendy PeeckBill SauersCyndie ShevlinLee StraussJack WallenhorstViola WhiteRoberta Young Committee Chairs:Museum Shop Wendy Peeck Grounds & Building NEEDED Historian Office Alan Mueller Membership Bernie Wallenhorst Museum Viola White NewsletterEditor Cyndie Shevlin Mailing Betty Fetter Office Tech Jack Wallenhorst PlanningNEEDEDPrograms Bill Sauers Publicity Bill Sauers Tours Kathie Firkins l to r: Jack Wallenhurst, Dori DeJaeger, Linda Evans, Jack Heller,Lorna Logan, Bernie Wallenhurst, Faye Cole, Kathy Anderson, BillCoe, Betty Fetter, Kathy Firkins, Vi White, Sharon Logan, Bill Sau-ers. Missing from photo: Lee Strauss, Lucy Kraemer, CarolynBrewer, Betty Smith.   Our volunteer docentsenjoyed avisit &lunch atAdamsBasin Innthis pastsummer.
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