Greece Historical Society – November 2019 Events

By on November 12, 2019

City Songs & the Great American Songbook (1900 – 1950) by Michael Lasser, Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. Greece Public Library. Michael Lasser will describe his coming of age in Broadway theaters and jazz clubs around Manhattan in the 1950s.  He gives one man’s take on the music he has lived with for more than half a century. First he’ll explore the ways in which songs portrayed Broadway and Harlem. He’ll follow with a chronological look at how the urban sensibility evolved in the early decades of the century, followed by the Twenties, the Great Depression, and World War II.   Michael Lasser, a former teacher and theater critic, is host of the syndicated public-radio show Facinatin’ Rhythm (winner of the Peabody Award) and the author of two previous books.   Autographed copies of his book will be available at the conclusion of the program, cost $35.00.

Prohibition Era in Greece by Maureen Whalen, Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. Greece Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. Join us on Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. at our museum center for a presentation by Maureen Whalen on the Prohibition Era in Greece.  The program is based on the museum’s newest exhibit, Rumrunners, Speakeasies, and Bathtub Gin. What a colorful time in our history. Latta Road was condemned as “the highway to hell,” the most dangerous gang of rumrunners in Western New York lived in Greece, and police and Coast Guard pursuits often ended with bullets flying. Maureen spent eight months researching the events and personalities of the time and curated the exhibit with the help of Joe Vitello, Alan Mueller, Wally Rust, Fred Stock, Bill Sauers, and Arnie Ammering.  A special thanks goes to the Signery for making and donating our title signs and curbside sign.

Holiday Craft & Collectibles Show Saturday November 23, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us for our Holiday Craft & Collectibles Show at the GHS, November 23 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Our local crafters are so talented; we will have many beautiful items here for you to see. Our Museum Shop will also be open. This is a perfect opportunity to avoid the chaos at the Mall and find a unique gift for your family and friends.

Holiday Open House at the Greece Museum Sunday, December 15, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.  Meet our volunteers and board members, enjoy some light refreshments, and view our latest exhibits.

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