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We have been struggling with how to proceed with plans for the future events in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. We cannot know when and if bans on gatherings will be lifted. However, the Town complex will be closed through at least the end of May and may go beyond that date. All we can do at present is keep an eye on the situation and develop plans as the situation evolves.
Please check this page and our FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/GreenfieldNY/, for up to date information regarding future meetings and events. We hope that all of you are well and you, your family and friends stay safe during this trial.
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!
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Saratoga County History Roundtable and Brookside Museum Events.
Jim Richardson, who is a coordinator for the Roundtable addressed our last meeting to talk about their work and the efforts to help the museum keep its doors open. He was happy to report that that effort is going well and that the Museum and the Roundtable have several events coming up. They are listed below.
Saturday, February 22
Saratoga County History Roundtable Event: Oral History Workshop
Save the Date- Additional details will be posted soon!
Thursday, March 19 at 7 PM
Saratoga County History Roundtable Event: Genealogy Workshop
We will learn how to trace our ancestors using the records of the Saratoga County Poorhouse. This program is free and open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted.
SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, April 23, 7 PM
Long Room Lecture: Saratoga Springs: A Gangster’s Paradise
Greg Veitch will present his latest volume on the history of crime in Saratoga Springs entitled A Gangster’s Paradise: Saratoga Springs from Prohibition to Kefauver. This program is free and open to the public, though donations are gratefully accepted.
Saturday, May 9
Saratoga County History Roundtable Event: Field Trip Forest Park Amusement Park – Rick Reynolds, Town of Ballston historian will lead the tour of the early 20thcentury park built by the Schenectady Railway Company which operated from 1904 to 1927 on Ballston Lake. Check the SCHR website for tour details.
Thursday, May 21, 7 PM
A Saratoga County History Roundtable, Saratoga County Historical Society and Saratoga Springs History Museum Joint Event: “Never to Come Again.” A Wilton Diary.
Hamilton Craig, will present the story of Mary Brainard based on his research on her 1910 Diary. Event will be held at the Saratoga Springs History Museum in the Canfield Casino, jointly sponsored by the SSHM, SCHS and the Saratoga County History Roundtable.
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, June 13
Join us for our summer craft fair on the grounds of Brookside Museum!
2019-2020 Mug Fund Raiser
Here is our fourth mug!
Last year we featured the Daketown School House. This year a mug has been designed by Joan Rowland. It features the town hall. Just like last year's mug, it has a "now and then" theme.
Mugs are available by contacting Joan Rowland. Call 518-893-7786 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org (If they must be mailed, please add $8.00 for shipping within the United States.) These will make great gifts for the holidays!!