Greece Historical Society - June 2019 E-News

Strawberry and Dessert Tasting Festival, Monday, June 17 at the Greece Museum, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Featuring strawberry shortcake prepared by Wegmans as well as an array of dessert tastings provided by area establishments including Long Pond Family Restaurant, Special T Cakes & Desserts, Tim Hortons, the Dutch Mill and Lake Ontario Winery (All while supplies last).  In addition, grilled foods will be available for purchase from local grilling experts, Barton's Parkside Hots. Along with delicacies to please the palate, there will be a bit of musical entertainment offered by Jeremy Carter and, weather permitting, a square dance demonstration. For our younger guests there will be old fashioned games and "old fashioned" technology to explore and the Wegmans ZooMobile will be here. Community groups will be on hand to offer information on their organizations.  During the event random door prizes will be given out and our famous Chinese Auction will again be available with chances to win some valuable prizes.

Tickets are $7.00 for adults, $3.00 children 6-12, and free for those younger than 6?. Tickets are purchased at the festival. Free parking will be available on the Museum grounds and at the Greece Town Hall.  For more information, call 595-225-7221.   
Volunteers are need to help set up for the festival on Monday morning, June 17.  If you are willing to help, please give us a call. 225-7221.

​Upcoming G.H.S. Schedule  

  • Strawberry Festival Monday, June 17, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Greece Museum
  • Irish Families of the Town of Greece, Sunday, June 23, 2:00 p.m. Greece Museum
  • The History of the Greece Police Dept. Tuesday, Sept 12, 2019 *
  • History of Wineries in Western New York Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019*
  • 50th Anniversary Dinner Saturday, October 26, 2019, Red Fedele's Brook House

* Tuesday Programs are at 7:00 p.m. at the Greece Public Library.

Greece Historical Society & Museum
595 Long Pond Road
Greece, New York 14612
(585) 225-7221

“One Hundred Years of Hats Made and Worn in Lima” 
New Summer Exhibit At the Tennie Burton Museum 
Opening on Memorial Day May 27th, 2019 
Sundays 2-4 pm- June through end of September

This entertaining and educational exhibit of ladies’ and girls’ hats dating from the mid 1800’s through the mid 1900’s showcases Lima's Tennie Burton Museum’s extraordinary collection of historic headwear and beaded purses, as well as original old photos of Lima women posing proudly in their beautiful hats. Come and see how drastically hat styles changed throughout that century, when even in a small town like Lima, women followed national and international trends in clothing, hairstyles and the sometimes elaborate hats that complemented them. The exhibit opens after the parade on Memorial Day (10 to 12) and every Sunday this summer from 2 to 4 pm

Check out upcoming Historical Events in our area

Vintage Bridal Gowns Exhibit  June 1 & 2 and June 8 & 9, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Gates Historical Society's Hinchey House  634 Hinchey Rd.

Featuring gowns from the 1880s to 1940s.

Admission fees at the door will be: $5.00 for Gates Historical Society members, $10.00 for non-members.

For more information call 464-9740.

The Italians of Rochester: Their Contributions to the City and the Nation By Ed Maruggi,
Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:00 p.m. Charlotte Branch Library, 3557 Lake Avenue, Rochester, NY 14612, 428-8216.

Rochester Genealogy Society Annual picnic, Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

Greece Museum, 595 Long Pond Road. 

Bring your own food and drink. Afterwards tour the museum.

For details

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, 70 Lighthouse St., Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm. (rain date June 30, 2019). 

The Irondequoit Concert Band is celebrating their 45th Anniversary.  They will be joined by the Greece Concert band starting at 2:30 pm. followed by the Irondequoit Concert Band and ending with the two groups combining to play a couple of numbers. 

There will be food, drinks and popcorn available on the grounds of the Lighthouse.  Bring your own lawn chair or blanket as there is no seating available.  The Lighthouse will be open for tours starting at 1:00 pm.

For further information  visit  or call (585)621-6179.

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