06 May 2017

Saturday's Society - Greenbush Historical Society

This week's Saturday's Society is the Greenbush Historical Society (GHS). The society was organized in 1972 and chartered by the New York State Education Department the following year. The focus of the society is on the Towns of North Greenbush and East Greenbush. The GHS holds historical programs about local and regional history. It promotes and aids in preservation of historic sites within the Town.

A few of its recent projects include the rrestoration of the historic Carner Family Cemetery on Best Road, a survey and clearing of the Van Rensselaer Family Cemetery on NY Route 9J, and a procurement of a storage site for the Society’s files, records and artifacts at the North Greenbush Town Historian’s Office.

Membership is open to anyone sharing an interest in the history of Greenbush.
Annual membership for an individual is $10 per year and a family membership is $15 per year.

Meetings are held at the East Greenbush Community Library. Its programs are open to the public, although registration is required due to seating limitations.
To register for a program call the East Greenbush Library at: 518.477.7476 or register online at the library website.

Upcoming Events include:

Wild Women of Rensselaer County, on 21 May 2017, presented by Kathy Sheehan, Rensselaer County Historian

Edmonia Lewis: East Greenbush African-American/Native American Sculptor, on 04 June 2017, presented by Bobbi Reno