Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2015 Annual Christmas Open House

Thank you to Larry Dapolito for playing Christmas songs on the organ for our Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday December 5, 2015. We really appreciate it!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Clyde Community Festival Parade

The Galen Historical Society is pleased to announce that our entry, the historical themed float "Posing for a Clyde Photographer", won Best Float during the Clyde Community Festival Parade on Friday August 14th, 2015.  Historical society members Steve Groat, the photographer, and Adele Stirpe, the model, wore period clothing, and the scene was decorated with items from the Brick Church Museum. Thank you's go out to the Anstee Family for loaning the historical society their wagon for the float, Alan Stirpe for pulling the wagon with his truck and driving during the parade, Linda Hopkins for donating the period walking outfit Adele wore, and Beth Bailey for making posters and putting it all together.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Remembering Jackson & Perkins Rose Company

Chris Davis, from the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society, presented a program of slides, photographs, and items about the Jackson & Perkins Rose Company, formerly located in Newark, NY. He discussed the beginnings of the company, and displayed slides of the parades and the gardens over the years. Later, Mr. Davis answered questions about his collection.  Carol Bailey, a former Rose Queen and longtime member of the Galen Historical Society, posed for pictures next to the collection.  

Heritage Park Memorial Bricks for 2015

The Heritage Park Memorial Bricks for 2015 are here. They will be given to the Village of Clyde for installation later this week. Order forms for bricks for 2016 are available here or by either contacting Beth Bailey, or visiting the Brick Church Museum on Wednesday afternoons or Saturday mornings.   Have you ordered your Memorial Bricks yet?

Friday, July 31, 2015

GHS 2015 Summer Display

This year Hugh and Joel Miner researched and built a display about Clyde retailers past and present. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Here's a few pictures. Please stop in and visit the Brick Church Museum to see the complete exhibit.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Galen Historical Society July Quarterly Meeting & Annual Picnic Update

  The Galen Historical Society will be holding its July Quarterly meeting and Annual Picnic on Monday July 27, 2015, at 6pm at the Clyde Methodist Church, Sodus St., Clyde, NY.   Tradionally, the picnic is held at Clyde's Lauraville Landing beside the Erie Canal. But, the mosquitoes and bugs, and the weather are causing difficulties this year. The Board of Directors decided to use the alternate venue instead.
   There will be a very brief business meeting before the potluck picnic. Anyone attending will need to bring their own dishes, dinnerware, drink (water will be provided), and a dish to pass. ( One dish to pass per family is sufficient.) After dinner, Chris Davis, from the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society, will present a program about the Jackson & Perkins Rose Company.
   Everyone is invited to join us and have a good time. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

2015 Docent Training Classes

The Galen Historical Society is offering free docent training classes on Tuesday June 16th, 2015, at 7pm, and Wednesday June 17th, 2015, at 1pm, at the Brick Church Museum. Hugh Miner will be teaching the approximately hour long sessions for any historical society members that are willing to docent at the Brick Church Museum this summer. The roads around the museum remain closed, so anyone attending the classes will need to park near the Methodist Church. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Brick Church Museum Summer Schedule for 2015

The Galen Historical Society Board of Directors has decided to delay opening the Brick Church Museum until Saturday June 20th, 2015, due to road construction and closures.  We are hopeful that we can resume our normal summer schedule at that time. Museum hours are Wednesdays from 1-3pm, Saturdays from 10am- Noon, and by appointment.
        This summer we will be featuring a display about Clyde's downtown retail buildings past and present. Hugh and Joel Miner are working hard to make it an interesting exhibit.  Comments and suggestions are welcome.
The Brick Church Museum will also be closed on Saturday July 4th, Wednesday July 15th, and Wednesday August 12th, 2015.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Clyde Savannah Girl Scouts Celebrate Girl Scout Week at Brick Church Museum

The Clyde Savannah Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scout Week, March 8-14, 2015, with several wonderful displays and banners at the Brick Church Museum.  They kicked off everything with a reception on Sunday and opened the museum during the week so visitors could look at and ask questions about their displays.  Congratulations, ladies, on a really great Girl Scout Week!