Town of Greenfield, NY
Located in beautiful Saratoga County, NY, The Town of Greenfield is a rural community located approximately 5 miles north of Saratoga Springs in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. It was formed in 1793 and has grown to a population of approximately 7,400.
The Town of Greenfield Historical Society began on July 26th, 1983 when a group of townspeople met at the request of Olive Dake, the widow of Charles V. Dake. She challenged a group of town residents to start a society that would preserve and promote local history. She promised a to donate money if they could accomplish this, and she had a list of townspeople that she wanted as charter members. These included Paul Robinson, Ralph Ellsworth, Windsor Cote and Al Champagne. They met Olive's challenge and at the first meeting, led by Paul Robinson, they discussed wording for a Constitution, by-laws and applying for a State Charter.. (A temporary charter was granted on January 20, 1987 and an Absolute Charter was granted December 14th, 2010.) As promised. Olive Dake donated the money to get the organization up and running.
Monthly meetings continue, each with a speaker or presenter or some activity celebrating and exploring the history of our area. See the events calendar for upcoming events.
Please join us anytime - All are welcome!
Programs are held the third Tuesday of the month, from September to May at the Greenfield Community Center. They are after our business meeting. Refreshments and homemade goodies, always follow the program. It's a good time to meet the speaker and mix and mingle.
Jan 20, 2015 7pm - Tuesday meeting at the Greenfield Community Center.
Program: Joe Zarzynski will speak on a Fort William Henry archaeological study of cannons and other artillery pieces done in the spring/summer of 2014.
Feb 17 7pm - Tuesday meeting at the Greenfield Community Center.
Program: Show and Tell Program, where members all bring an item that they can briefly talk about - anything that has a story.
Mar 17 7pm - Tuesday meeting at the Greenfield Community Center.
Program: David Peck, a genealogist, will do a program called "Graveyards and Greater Plots - a summary of three years of searching for my ancestors in MA, RI, CT, NY and beyond”
Apr 21 7pm - Tuesday meeting at the Greenfield Community Center.
Program: Stuart Lehman, who is an assistant
curator in the NYS Office of General Services, will speak about Lincoln’s and Grant’s funerals in commemoration of the 150th and 130th respectively anniversary of them, with an emphasis on the funeral procession in Albany.
May 19 7pm - Tuesday meeting at the Greenfield Community Center.
Program: Marty Podskoch will discuss his book, "Adirondack 102 Club; Your Passport and Guide to the North Country."
OUR MEETINGS START AT 7PM. PROGRAMS, APPROX. 7:30.