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.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Brick Church Museum is Open for the Summer

The Brick Church Museum is officially open for the season. Our Summer display for this year is "A Map History of Clyde". This fascinating exhibit was researched, designed, and put together by historical society members Jim Darnell and Dave Hickey. The Brick Church Museum will be open to visit Wednesdays 1-3pm, and Saturdays from 10am - Noon. We will also be showing part of the Mill Museum on Saturdays during the Farmer's Market by request. Please stop in and say hello.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Local Girl Scouts Celebrate Special Day

The Local Girl Scout troops set up their displays at the Brick Church Museum for Girl Scout Day, which is celebrated on March 12th. Stop in and see what these wonderful young ladies are doing and learning by being in the Girl Scouts.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Galen Historical Society 2016 Board of Directors

The Galen Historical Society finally has a complete Board of Directors for 2016. Brenda Wennersten and John Gould were elected to serve their first terms at the January Quarterly Meeting. Dave Hickey and Lisa Stirpe were also re-elected to remain on the board. Beth Bailey will continue as President, Cheryl Bonnell as Vice President, and Lisa Stirpe as Recording Secretary. Brenda Wennersten will take over as Treasurer from Jim Darnell, who recently retired from the board. Jim will continue as editor and publisher of the historical society newsletter Blockhouse Bulletin. Thank you, Jim Darnell, for all you have done, and continue to do, for the Galen Historical Society.
Jim Darnell and Dan Bastedo carrying the pump organ into the Brick Church Museum in October 2014.

January 2016 Quarterly Meeting

The Galen Historical Society held their Quarterly Meeting on January 25th, 2016, at the Brick Church Museum. Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian, presented a program about the history of the Seneca Army Depot and Sampson Naval Base in Romulus, NY. He also discussed the plight of the herd of white deer that live on the depot. Starvation and poaching are killing the famous herd of deer. Mr. Gable sold copies of his book about the Seneca Army Depot after the meeting and donated half of the proceeds to the Galen Historical Society. Thank you, Mr. Gable.