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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.
APRIL 15TH....Gino DiCarlo, author of the book "Trolleys in the Capital District". Trolleys were the main transportation from rural areas to large towns. He will focus on the Ballston Terminal Railroad which ran to Middle Grove.
MAY 20TH.....David Fiske. He co-authored the book "Solomon Northrup", the biography of Solomon Northrup, who wrote the book, "12 Years A Slave". David's book tells the life story of Solomon Northrup, born a free man in Minerva, NY. He spent some time in Saratoga. He was kidnapped and sold as a slave.
OUR MEETINGS START AT 7PM. PROGRAMS, APPROX. 7:30.
2014 Farmers Market Coming Soon
The Greenfield Farmers Market will be held every Friday from June 13 through September 19, 2014, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, at the Middle Grove Town Park, 430 Middle Grove Road, Middle Grove, NY. This Historical Society-sponsored community event will be held rain or shine. See Farmers Market page
2014 CABOOSE DAY AND CAR SHOW
Our 5th annual Caboose Day and Show will be held Saturday August 9th from 10-3pm. More information to follow.
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