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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Upcoming Program – July 19

Thursday, July 19, 2018 * 7 PM

Managing Nature: Greenport Conservation Area, The Way God Intended

After a brief business meeting, Ian Strever will present a program on The Greenport Conservation Area.

In an increasingly fast-paced world, the need for natural escapes is stronger than ever. We can’t all get to the Adirondacks or Catskills on a Tuesday night, but this special park within our midst offers a diversity of plant and animal life to everyone in the area. Come learn about the origins of the park, the management approach behind it, and how Greenport and areas like it reflect centuries of ideas about nature and the human role in stewarding the earth.

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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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