Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Christmas Open House 2018

The Galen Historical Society will be holding a Christmas Open House on Saturday December 1st, 2018, from 10am-1pm at the Brick Church Museum. There will be refreshments, Christmas music from 11am until noon played by Larry Dapolito on the Wilcox and White pump organ, and a short presentation honoring former GHS president Sharon Rice for her contributions to the historical society.
Please come in and join us as we welcome in the beginning of the holiday season. And, watch for the beautiful refurbished stained glass windows that will be lit up for the month of December!

ROC the Day 2018

Today, Tuesday November 27th, 2018, is the National Day of Giving. Once again, the Galen Historical Society is participating locally in ROC the Day through the United Way of Rochester, NY. Please consider donating to the Galen Historical Society. Your generous contributions help us to collect and preserve items and information about our local  history so that we can help visitors, students, and the local community to understand our place in  history.
This year the historical society has published a video on YouTube called "Swamp to River" about the construction of the Erie Canal and it's effect on our history. We have also erected a historical marker to honor a local Revolutionary War soldier and assisted a Congressional Medal of Honor society locate a Civil War soldier so that he can be recognized.
Please help us to continue producing programs that spotlight our local history, and to update and preserve our local museums with their amazing collections. Thank you.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Revolutionary War Veteran Honored with Sign

The Galen Historical Society has erected a historical marker sign to recognize and honor our local Revolutionary War veteran, William Vermilyea, just in time for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Mr. Vermilyea was buried with family members in the White School House Cemetery on the corner of Rte. 414 north and Kelsey Rd.
The sign was purchased through the joint efforts of Tom Sawtelle, Town of Galen Supervisor Steve Groat, the Town of Galen, the Village of Clyde, and the local SOAR organization, using a historical signage grant from the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership. We are very grateful for their assistance.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

GHS Veterans Day Observances

The Galen Historical Society Brick Church Museum will be open on Sunday November 11th, 2018, from 10am-12pm in honor of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day (11/11/1918- 11/11/2018).  We will also be open on Monday November 12th,  2018, from 10am-12pm during the Federal holiday. Please stop in and view our display that honors our local veterans. We have some new and interesting donations from the Civil War. Plus, our Revolutionary War veteran, William Vermilyea, will be honored with a sign at the White School House Cemetery.