Friday, February 3, 2017

January 2017 Quarterly Meeting

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

Christmas Open House 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

Galen Historical Society Quarterly Meeting Picnic and SOAR Celebration

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!

ROC the Day 2016

The Galen Historical Society is once again participating in ROC the Day on Tuesday November 29th, 2016. The United Way of Greater Rochester sponsors this fund raising event to help support our not-for-profit organizations every year for 24 hours on the National Day of Giving.  ROC the Day starts at midnight tonight and will continue through until midnight on November 29th.
We urge everyone to donate generously by calling 1-800-242-0238, or by going to their website at Thank you.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Memorial Bricks for 2016

The memorial bricks for 2016 are engraved and ready for installation by the Village of Clyde.  They should be ready in time for the Clyde Community Festival in August. Please take the time to visit Heritage Park and investigate all of the memorial bricks. There is a map of the bricks with an index at the Brick Church Museum, if you want to know where a particular brick is located. The map and index was put together by Jim Darnell, and is part of the map display at the museum.  Memorial bricks can be ordered for installation next year by contacting Beth Bailey, or getting a form at the Brick Church Museum.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Clyde Slag Glass Jewelry Available For Sale

The Galen Historical Society is offering Clyde slag glass jewelry for sale in the Brick Church Museum gift shop. Necklaces are $20.00, unless otherwise marked, and the earrings and pins/tie tacks are $15.00. Be sure to come in and check them out in person. They are beautiful!

Clyde Savannah Fourth Grade Class Visits Museums

Mrs. Pam Anstee, with the Clyde Savannah Fourth Grade, is exploring the interesting exhibits at the Galen Historical Society Mill Museum on Tuesday June 21st, 2016. We are happy to be able to share both museums with them this year.  Last year we had to cancel the visit because of road construction.