Bruce Schwendy was the guest speaker at the Galen Historical Society Quarterly Meeting on Mon. April 24th, 2017. He spoke about the history of the Erie Canal, led a single-a-long playing the song "Low Bridge", and shared his historic canal horns with us. Mr. Schwendy has studied the Erie Canal for 15 years and has written several articles about it. He is also on the board of directors for the Canal Society of New York State.
We will be holding the July Quarterly meeting on Mon. July 17th, 2017. The Erie Canal Votilla will be joining our community celebration and picnic. The Votilla will be traveling the Erie Canal to recognize the 100th anniversary of New York State giving women the right to vote and the beginning of the construction of the Erie Canal. We hope to see you there.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Clyde Savannah Public Library donated their old public voting booth to the Galen Historical Society. Several members helped move the voting booth to its new home at the Mill Museum on Saturday April 8th. Wilson Martin, of Wilson & Marsha Trailer Service, Glasgow St., Clyde, helped lift it onto, and off of, the back of a pick up truck using their skiff loader. The Galen Historical Society is currently planning to use the voting machine in the new Retail section at the Mill Museum. The Mill Museum will be open for visits on Saturday mornings this summer. We want to thank Wilson Martin, Darryl Bailey, Alan Stirpe, Beth Bailey, Gregory Bailey, and Jim Darnell for helping us move the voting booth, and the Clyde Savannah Public Library for donating it to us.
Friday, March 24, 2017
These are some of the wonderful displays that the local Girl Scout troops put up at the Brick Church Museum this year to celebrate Girl Scout Day and Juliette Gordon Lowe's contributions to scouting. Please stop in to visit them and let them know how much you appreciate all of the good work that they do.
Friday, February 3, 2017
The Galen Historical Society held their first quarterly meeting of 2017 on Monday January 23rd. Sue Leurgrens, historical cooking expert, gave a talk about cooking over an open fire, and enclosed hearth, and an iron stove. She specializes in the time period of 1855-1865. There were pots, pans, and other cooking implements that she has collected and uses, including the stick whisk shown in the pictures. Ms. Leurgrens can be seen cooking at the Genesee Country Museum in Mumford, NY. The next GHS quarterly meeting will be held on Monday April 24th, 2017, at the Brick Church Museum.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
The Galen Historical Society held an open house on Saturday December 3rd, 2016, to celebrate the holiday season. Several visitors stopped in to enjoy cookies, to see our lovely decorations, and to hear Larry Dapolito play Christmas songs on the refurbished Wilcox and White pump organ that was donated to the historical society by the Morrison family. Mrs. Elfreia Lotz won the heart shaped Clyde glass necklace that was on display at the museum.
Monday, November 28, 2016
The Galen Historical Society Quarterly Meeting & Picnic and SOAR Celebration on Monday July 25th, 2016, was held at the Clyde United Methodist Church due to inclement weather. A nice crowd of people attended the picnic and enjoyed the delicious, healthy foods supplied by SOAR. Members of the Galen Historical Society provided the desserts. The Clyde Community Band serenaded the crowd during dinner. After we finished eating, the Galen Historical Society held a short business meeting. Marg Perez then presented an interesting program about the Wayne County, and Town of Galen connection with the Underground Rail Road. Sandy Bastedo, from SOAR, spoke about how the SOAR program is helping to improve the Clyde and Savannah communities. Thank you to everyone who made the annual picnic a success!