Greece Historical Society May 2019 Events

By on May 2, 2019

•Free Photo Scanning and Preservation Event 

Saturday, May 4, 2019 • Greece Museum • 11:00AM – 3:00PM

This is the fourth year Greece Historical Society is hosting a free photo scanning event. Local members of the Association of Professional Photo Organizers and experts in scanning and preserving photos will be on hand. Visitors can stop by any time during the day with up to 50 photos or slides. Be sure to bring your own USB flash drive or USB thumb drive. The Museum will be open during the event for visitors to tour.

image004•The Architecture of James H. Johnson 

Presented by Christopher Brandt and Katie Eggers Comeau

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 • 7:00PM Greece Public Library

During his lengthy career in Rochester, architect James H. Johnson was acclaimed for several of his unusual designs, including the Liberty Pole, the “Mushroom House,” and St. John the Evangelist Church in the town of Greece. Most of his other projects received little attention as Johnson quietly followed his own highly creative path, designing buildings of remarkable creativity inspired by forms in nature and complex geometry.  Christopher and Katie spent 18 months exploring Johnson’s drawings and slides, interviewing his colleagues and family members, and visiting his buildings, They will be sharing what they learned in this talk featuring new and old photographs of Johnson’s projects, from his most celebrated works to some of the strangest hidden architectural treasures in western New York. The project documenting Johnson’s career was organized and sponsored by the Greece Historical Society, and was funded by grants from the Preservation League of New York State, the Landmark Society of Western New York, and the Johnson family.

•Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

Sunday, May 19, 2019 • 5:00-7:00PM Barnard Restaurant & Party House (Barnard Exempts). 

Tickets are $10.00 for adults, children 5 to 12 are $5.00. For tickets call 585-225-7221, also available at GHS museum during regular hours. Every ticket ordered before May 11th will be eligible for a drawing to win a Historic Greece, NY coverlet. Walk-ins are welcome.

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