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.
Oct 21 7pm - Tuesday meeting at IOOF Hall in Middle Grove
Nov 18 7pm - Tuesday meeting at the Greenfield Community Center.
Program: Mary Shartle will discuss her new book: "The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale". This is a novel about a woman living alone in the Adirondacks.
Dec 14 1 - 4pm - December Christmas Party - Share your memories, theme to be announced. Please bring cookies to share and exchange. Donations to benefit the Historical Society.
Jan 20 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 Telll 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: To Be Announced
Apr 17 7pm - Tuesday meeting at the Greenfield Community Center.
Program: To Be Announced
May 9 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.