Saturday, March 10, 2012

Last Chance for 2012 Heritage Park Brick Orders

Heritage Park Brick orders will be sent in at the end of March and no other orders will be placed this calendar year. If you are planning on obtaining a brick for the downtown Clyde, NY walkway do not delay. Call today Ruth 923-9266 or Sherry  923-7138 for assistance in filling out the form. The form is available here.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Girl Scouts Celebrate Centennial on March 11th

Our local Clyde-Savannah Girl Scouts will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of American Girl Scouts with a display and punch and cookie reception in the Brick Church Museum on Sunday, March 11th (Girl Scout Sunday), from 1 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend and enjoy the display that highlights the activities enjoyed by our local girl scout troop. The display will also be available for viewing on Friday, March 16th, from 3 to 6 p.m.  Look for the open sign in front of museum for other times the display will be open.

Wayne County Historical Events Calendar

Check out the Wayne County Historian's calendar for information on county events and other items that might be of interest.  For your convenience, a link to this calendar has been added to the GHS Calendar and to the "Links" section of this news page.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Galen Bicentennial Kicks Off at GHS

The 200th Anniversary of Galen Kick-Off Observance was held on Feb. 14, 2012 at the Galen Historical Society Brick Church Museum and featured a valentine display by Ruth Gillette, Rose Jean Strakal and Sherryle Godkin-Hoven.  Rose Jean and Colleen Volpe made the anniversary cake that was as beautiful as it was tasty. Featured speakers were Hugh Miner and Steve Groat who told of life in Galen 200 years ago and 100 years ago. The video "150 Years of Clyde" was shown and enjoyed by those attending. The Clyde-Savannah Yorker club was present and was treated to a guided tour of museum by Mr. Miner. Other guests included the Wayne County Historian Peter Evans and Walworth Historian Gene Bavis and Liz Bavis. Jim Darnell moved the official I LOVE GALEN post office stamping to the museum for the afternoon. The cachets of envelopes are available at our museum in the gift shop.

Bicentennial/Valentine Display by Ruth Gillette, Rose Jean Strakal and Sherryle Godkin-Hoven

Galen Bicentennial Cake by Rose Jean Strakal and Colleen Volpe

Speaker Steve Groat talks about Galen's 200 year history.

Attendees enjoy the  "150 Years of Clyde" video.

Clyde-Savannah Yorker Club

Speaker Hugh Miner gives Yorker Club a tour of the GHS Museum.

Wayne County Historian Peter Evans and Featured Speaker Steve Groat

Walworth Historian Gene Bavis and Liz Bavis buy official I LOVE GALEN envelopes from special Postman Jim Darnell

Galen Bicentennial First Day Covers are still available at the GHS gift shop.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Town of Galen Celebrates 200 Years

On Valentines Day, the residents and friends of Galen can begin to celebrate its 200 years as a New York State Township.  It was on February 14, 1812, that the New York Legislature passed the bill that created the Town of Galen.

A Bicentennial Committee has been meeting weekly during the month of January to outline a series of observances.  The first one will occur on Valentines Day.  From 9 a.m. to noon there will be a special postal cancellation conducted by James Darnell at the Clyde Post Office on South Park Street.  Then at noon, Mr. Darnell will move his canceling operation across the village park to the Brick Church Museum.

Galen Bicentennial Postal Cancellation
At the Museum a reception will be held from noon to 3 p.m.  Along with the commemorative stamping of envelopes there will be a greeting by Town Supervisor Steve Groat at 12:15.  Everyone is invited to stop in for a few minutes or stay for a few hours.  At 1 p.m. a short talk will be delivered describing life in Galen and the USA in 1812.  Then at 2 p.m. another talk will focus on life one hundred years later in 1912.  Refreshments will be served. Tickets for the upcoming banquet will also be available.

Then on Saturday, March 24, a Bicentennial Banquet will be held at the Bud Hinman Post #947 V.F.W. Hall.  The social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m.  The program is entitled "Glimpses of Galen" and will use the services of several presenters providing brief insights into both family and community life during Galen's 200 years. Service club and historical displays will be in evidence, along with background music and a slide show.  Tickets are $15 per person.

It is believed that various organizations in the Township will designate one of their activities during 2012 as a bicentennial observance in order to continue the year-long celebration.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New GHS Announcements Page

Welcome to the new Galen Historical Society Announcements Page (aka Galen Historical Society News)! To allow easier updates and facilitate late breaking news, the GHS Announcements page has been made into a blog.  You will still be able to get to this announcements page from the GHS web site menus, and you'll be able to get from this blog back to the GHS web site by clicking the Return to GHS link in the Links along the upper right of this page. In short, things should work almost the same way they have in the past.  Let us know if you have problems.  Thanks.