New Donation to the GHS Collection
Many thanks to Becky Siegel for donating a binder from the Lorbrook Corporation, a now-defunct local textile manufacturer.Learn More
Hidden History in Your Own Backyard – Program and Book-Signing
The Greenport Historical Society will open its 33rd season on Thursday, March 15 with Allison Guertin Marchese, author of Hudson Valley Curiosities (Arcadia 2017) and The Hidden History of Columbia County, NY (Arcadia/History Press 2014). Allison will be speaking on the Hidden History in Your Own Backyard, focusing on how frequently history can hide in the most obvious places…even your own backyard!
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 ….Learn More