Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Clyde Community Sidewalk Sale

The Clyde Community Festival is featuring a community sidewalk sale on Saturday August 11th, 2018, starting at 9 am. Look for the Galen Historical Society table in front of the SOAR/Clyde SPAN office at 70 Glasgow St. We will have gift shop items, such as Clyde glass jewelry, stamp cachets, tote bags, books about local history, and vintage children toys, available for purchase.
There is also a table of GHS gift shop items for purchase during business hours in the LNB lobby. They are featuring the Galen Historical Society as the business of the month for August. 
Be sure to stop in either place and see what's for sale!!

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Case of the Disappearing Steam Engine

Did anyone notice something missing from outside of the Mill Museum in Clyde, NY? Don't worry; it was on purpose. On Saturday June 30th, 2018, thanks to Brian Howell and his new tractor, we finally managed to get the "Big Ole" Steam Engine into the basement of the Mill Museum. This is part of the historical society's efforts to clean and reorganize the Mill Museum and the wonderful agricultural exhibits.
Also assisting Steve Groat and Brian Howell was Burt Bogart (museum neighbor). Please refer to the photos for a guide to success. Don't get fooled, it wasn't as easy as the
photos look. We had three Engineers on site and that combined brain power
reduced the entry time to one hour. Again, many, many thanks the Mr. Howell!
Thank you to Steve Groat for the information I used and the pictures.

GHS July 2018 Quarterly Meeting Planned

Here's the article from the July issue of the GHS newsletter "Blockhouse Bulletin"written by Jim Darnell.
Importance of Wayne County Farmer and Freethinker James Madison Cosad Featured at Quarterly Meeting & Picnic
   The GHS Summer Quarterly Meeting & Picnic will be held on Monday evening, July 23, beginning at 6 p.m. under the picnic pavilion at Lauraville Landing.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held at the Clyde Methodist Church.
   Our evening’s program, titled Huron Suffragent — James Madison Cosad, will outline the life and impact of one of the leading Freethinkers in America.  Cosad, who grew up in Junius and later moved to Huron was an avid promoter of abolition, spiritualism and women’s suffrage.  Presenter Rosa Fox, Huron Town Historian, will highlight local connections to the early suffrage movement. The program will follow our picnic and a brief GHS business meeting.
   The event is open to the public. Those attending should bring a dish-to-pass and their own table setting.  Water and lemonade will be provided.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Galen Historical Society Video Now Available on YouTube

The Galen Historical Society is happy to announce that the video "A local Erie Canal Story, Swamp to River” is now available to be viewed on YouTube. Just follow the link provided. The video is a compilation of current and historical photographs, and video of the Erie Canal, with narration written and given by Town of Galen Historian Hugh Miner. It features music written and performed by local singer/songwriters Nancy and John Bryan. Town of Galen Supervisor Steve Groat did the current photography and editing. It's a beautiful, historical look at our area. I strongly recommend that everyone take the time to watch it.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Brick Church Museum 2018 Holiday Closings

FYI:  The Brick Church Museum will be closed on the following dates- Wednesday July 4th, Thursday July 5th, and Wednesday July 11th, 2018. It will be open on Tuesday July 10th, 2018, from 10am-1pm, for the Erie Canal Bike Tour, and Thursday July 12th, 2018, from 3-6pm. All are welcome to visit, tour the museum, and enjoy our summer display.  We will return to our normal summer schedule the following week. The Galen Historical Society wishes everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

GHS Has Exciting Plans for Summer 2018

There are some exciting changes at the Brick Church Museum this year! We have moved displays and cases around in order to make it easier to view our exhibits, like our beautiful Clyde Glass collection.
Our summer display is all about genealogy this year.  We have some interesting, and helpful hints about "digging up your family roots".  There is also the documents that the late Bill Dean collected and donated to the historical society that are available upon request. 
Our summer hours have changed again this year.  The Brick Church Museum will be open Wednesdays from 1-3pm from June 13th through August 29th.  We also added open hours at the Brick Church Museum on Thursdays from 3-6pm to coincide with the Clyde Community Farmers' Market in the village park.  These hours start Thursday June 14th and go through August 30th. We are planning extra open hours during the Clyde Community Festival in August.
Unfortunately, the Mill Museum is currently being refurbished and will not have regular open hours this year. Both museums are available for tours upon request. Just email us at galenhistoricalsociety@gmail.com, or call a key holder to make an appointment.
We are planning our annual picnic for Monday July 23rd, and an auction on July 25th.  Our fabulous Clyde Glass jewelry is currently available for sale, and we continue to accept memorial brick orders all year.  Watch for details in your next copy of our newsletter.  Have a great summer, and don't forget to drop in and check out our summer display!