GHS Archives

GHS Archives

WANTED HISTORY BUFFS! Interested in the Greenport elementary school in the 1950’s, WWI groups and veterans in Columbia County, local manufacturing, or 19th century historical homes and town government? Work on the Collection awaits your enthusiasm. Always wanted to use your library skills? There is a drawer of books waiting to be catalogued and stored. The new acid free storage supplies are in. Help get a piece of glass fixed on a display case. Help save Greenport’s history!!

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Annual November Luncheon

Our annual end of the year luncheon will be held at Kozel’s on Thursday, November 15, 2018. All members and guests are welcome for a delicious buffet which will begin at 12:30pm. Please phone Pat Hart or Jo von Bieberstein by November 10.

Speaker Ron Gabriele will entertain us after the meal with another one of his interesting and dynamic talks on “The History of War Dogs.”

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Legend of Spook Rock

Legend of Spook Rock

As with most legends and folklore, there are many versions that have been handed down and The Legend of Spook Rock is no different. There are so many different ones, but one of the most romantic comes from “The Parsonage Between Two Manors” written by Elizabeth L. Gebhard in 1909 and printed by the Bryan Publishing Company in Hudson.

In early days it was the “custom of tolling the (church} bell at the passing of a life, or the hour of burial ….

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