Society News

Society News

The Legend of Spook Rock roadside marker is back – this time for good! The newly corrected sign was recently reinstalled on Spook Rock Road, where we hope it will inform and delight passersby for decades to come.

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We need your help! Our Collections Committee is seeking volunteers to help go through new donations of historical items.

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Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Programs

The Greenport Historical Society wishes you a wonderful holiday season. Stay tuned for an exciting 2017 season!

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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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