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The Corinthian May-June 2011

The Corinthian May-June 2011

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The newsletter of the Greece Historical Society.
The newsletter of the Greece Historical Society.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
 
Greece Town Hall, 7:00 p.m.
**Following a short annual meeting**
Legendary Kate Gleason Comes to Life‖
by 
Janis GleasonKate Gleason
, groundbreaking 19th century industrialist,mechanical engineer and real estate developer, was her own
best invention. Living by the motto, ―If I can, I will‖, she
engineered her own fate as an astute visionary 
 —
often
regaled by the press as a ―female mechanical genius with aMidas touch‖.
 
Janis Gleason
is the author of 
The Life and Letters of KateGleason
, the first definitive look at the life of Kate Gleason and herpioneering steps in the fields of business and engineering, at a timewhen few women were allowed to be active in either. Ms. Gleason
will talk about how she brought Kate Gleason’s legendary 
achievements to light. Ms Gleason will be available to autographher book after the program.
May 2011 Program
 
Programs 1Museum Exhibits 2,5Museum Events 1,7Greece History 6
   G   R   E   E   C   E   H   I   S   T   O   R   I   C   A   L   S   O   C   I   E   T   Y   a   n   d   M   U   S   E   U   M
 
   T   h   e   C   o   r   i   n   t   h   i   a   n
 
May-Jun 2011
 
olume 32, Issue 3
 
May/June 2011 Events
In every issue: Points of Interest:
President’s Message
2
Director’s Message
3Museum Shop 4Contact Us 8
 
Greece Garden Clubs Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 21, 2011 9 am until Noon5 GREECE GARDEN CLUBS-
-LAKESHORE, LAKEVIEW, SHOREWOOD,THYME IN THE GARDEN and WOODSIDE.
Members’ own
hostas, dahlias, lilies and other perennials, as well asannuals and garden related items will be available for sale from 9:00 amuntil noon --rain or shine-- on the grounds of the Greece Museum.The coffee shop and museum gift shop will be open.
In event of severe weather, the sale will be held on Sunday, May 22nd.
See us at the Strawberry and Dessert Tastings FestivalMonday, June 20th, 2011.
 
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"President's Message"
On May 10th our successfulmonthly lecture programs will beending for the season. Prior to thepresentation there will be a brief annual meeting & election of trustees of the Greece HistoricalSociety. The board has chosen for your consideration these existing board members:
Lee Strauss, Sandy Peck, Cyndie Shevlin, JackWallenhorst and Bill Sauers.
New to our board
 
is
 Paula Smith,
who will be a welcome addition. Inaccordance to the bylaws, no nominations will beaccepted from the floor. We would like to thanktrustee,
Margie Zerkcie
who will be leaving theboard. We will miss her, but look forward to hercontinuing volunteer commitments to the GreeceHistorical Society.
 
Summer is almost here and brings our annualStrawberry Festival. We are planning an expandedfestival (similar to last year) on Monday June 20th4-8 p.m. We will have a "dessert tasting festival" withlocal vendors supplying samples of various desserts.There will be entertainment through-out, doorprizes, raffles and activities for the whole family.Watch for more information in the Greece Post andRochester Democrat & Chronicle and on our ownweb site,
greecehistoricalsociety.net
. Last year thefestival was enjoyed by nearly 450 of our friends.Come early 
 —
shortcakes and desserts will beavailable only while supplies last.With all our activities, it takes the commitment of our dedicated volunteers. As with many organiza-tions these days, we seem to be losing volunteers astime passes. If you have a special skill we could useand you are willing to volunteer some of your timeplease give us a call. We especially need docents forSunday afternoons to give tours of our museum.Besides our volunteers, it takes monetary supportto run our museum. So don't forget to renew yourmembership and please encourage your family,friends and neighbors to become members.
 
Bill Sauers
Copies of our 2010 Annual Report are available on-lineathttp://www.greecehistoricalsociety.net and will be available at our May meeting.
Museum News
 
JULY 4TH WEEKEND
The Greece Museum willbe CLOSED, Sunday, July 3rd, so our volunteerscan enjoy the holiday weekend.
―The Wonderful World of Teddy Bears and Dolls‖
 
May through June, teddy bears and dolls are on ex-hibit in a new display from our own collection andon loan from members. You may remember one of  your favorite companions from childhood. These toysbring nostalgic memories of simpler days. They gavefeelings of love, security and companionship to youngsters and adults.Welcome to our display of childhood memories.Come reminisce as you see treasured dolls and teddy bears and search for your favorite memory.
―The Well Dressed Woman‖
 
In the months to come our planned exhibits will in-
clude displays of ladies’ finery: hats, purses, gloves,
 jewelry, and more. It is sure to bring a delightful stepback in time, reminding us of treasured moments intimes past.
Vi White, CuratorMeet Our Newest Team Volunteer
Welcome, Paula
Paula Smith
retired in 2009after 37 years as a librarian.Her last position was directorof the Monroe County Library System/Rochester Public Li-brary. She received Mastersdegrees in Librarianship and inSocial Science from the Emporia Kansas StateUniversity and a Master's degree in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport. Paula iscurrently working with a team of retired librari-ans on a photographic history of the RochesterPublic Library. Paula will be a new boardmember candidate at our May meeting.
 
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Greetings to all of you
members, friends, families and neighbors!
Spring is here at last and we thank so many of you for joining us on the 12 Sundays inwinter for our short Sunday programs.Looking ahead, we will have the Garden Clubs Plant Sale on May 21st from 9 am-noon. We will also have a GHS plant booth as well as our Donut and Coffee Shop (openat 7:30 am). The Greece Museum Shop will have a big sale as always.For our GHS plant booth, we would accept any indoor plants that you want to donateto a new home. I will be happy to pick them up. Please call me at home, 225-4041, before May 15th.June 21st is our annual Strawberry Festival and Dessert Tasting event with many new activities for you toenjoy. We'll need volunteers to prepare berries and to serve them. Please call 225-7221 at the office or at myhome, 225-4041 if you can help.Enjoy Spring flowers!
You are special! We need you
the community needs us.
Lorraine Beane
From the Desk of the Executive Director
 
Please support our current business members and affiliates
We want to thank them for their support: 
Long Pond Auto Body
Hose 22 Firehouse Grill
Long Pond Family Restaurant
Pettis Pools
 Brook House Restaurant
Vay, Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home
Greece Chamber of Commerce
Butler Insurance
Flower City Printing
Sonitrol Security System---
 LIFE MEMBERS
Presently there are 30 life members. Thank you for your support.
 
Scott Pitoniak
talked about the history of the Hickok Belt award and Hickok family.
Keith Kroon
spoke abouthis world canal tours.
Jane Grant
shares the history of the Koda-Vista neighborhood.
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