Greece Historical Society Fall 2019 Lecture Series

By on August 20, 2019
Landscape with autumn vineyards and organic grape

•Tuesday, September 10th • 7:00 p.m. Greece Public Library
History of Greece Police Department by SGT. Jered Rene
Sgt. Jered Rene, the Community Services Sergeant for the Greece Police Department, will discuss the early origins of the Greece Police Department to the present day. All the important people who had a hand in beginning the Department, from town government personnel to the Police Chiefs, will be covered.

•Tuesday, October 8th • 7:00 p.m. Greece Public Library
The Lost Wineries of the Genesee Country by Jane Oakes
Meet the forgotten commercial winemakers of Greece, York, Pavilion, Rochester, Charlotte, Irondequoit, Dansville and other local towns, who sold their prize winning wines across the country. Learn, too, about the grape varieties they used which have gained new popularity and accolades in modern wine competitions. Guaranteed to surprise you.

•Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. Greece Public Library
City Songs & the Great American Songbook by Michael Lasser
New York City is one of the great subjects of American popular music. Even when a song never mentions New York, it’s still a city song in its outlook, point of view, and sensibility. Much of it comes from a combination of African-American syncopation and conversational lyrics first used by Irish and Jewish songwriters in Tin Pan Alley. You might even say that without the children of slaves and cast-offs, there would be no such thing as an American sound.

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