Next Meeting: 4/18/17, 7pm, Community Center, Greenfield Center. Dave Fiske will talk about a new book he has written, Solomon Northrup's Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens Before the Civil War.
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!
April 18 - Tuesday, meeting at 7 p.m. at the Community Center in Greenfield Center. Program: Dave Fiske will talk about a new book he has written, Solomon Northrup's Kindred: The Kidnapping of Free Citizens Before the Civil War.
May 16 - Tuesday, meeting at 7 p.m. at the Community Center in Greenfield Center. Program: Marty Podskoch will speak about his book Fire Towers.
Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a member to attend.
Mug Fund Raiser
A mug has been designed with the current Caboose/King’s station and a previous station dating back to around 1900. It is for sale for $10 each.
Mugs are available by contacting Joan Rowland. Call 518-893-7786 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please place orders by Nov 1st. They will be delivered to the November meeting 11/15/16. (If they must be mailed, please add $8.00 for shipping within the United States.) These will make great gifts for the holidays!!