Special openings on Sat Oct 14

Posted by on Sep 20, 2023 in Local events | 0 comments

So the Weekend of Oct 13-15 is doubly special: The society is open Sat from 9:30-3pm   The weekend is Greenfield Vintage days so the society will be open Sat 14, 11-3   And Sat is also the PV Historical Society’s History Trail ‘Following the Trolley trail ‘so that is Sat 9:30-12 noon (When you Click read more there are links for...

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Painting a Legacy: now online

Posted by on Jul 20, 2023 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Christine Pifer-Foote from the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, who spoke on June 15th about “Painting a Legacy: the Search for Anna Judah”, has am online presentation at the Railroad Museum web site: as an Abode presentation. It includes many details about Anna Pierce Judah as well as many related photos of Greenfield. The full video will be available as soon as it is processed and posted. More about the project at: California Railroad Museum The Greenfield Recorder has written about the talk in the issue of Aug...

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Ice Cream Social on Sat Jun 22 (2023)

Posted by on Jul 20, 2023 in Local events | 0 comments

July 22 from noon to 3 pm, picture yourself at the annual Historical Society of Greenfield Ice Cream Social! Have a scoop of ice cream and chat under a tent on the lawn at 43 Church Street. More on the FB page Posted by Facebook...

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Crazy Judah on TV

Posted by on Jun 14, 2023 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Historical Society of Greenfield and Greenfield Community Television teamed up to produce a radio play from the 1950’s about an important historical figures that just so happens to have ties to Greenfield, MA! Theodore and Anna Judah were key figures in finding funding and, more importantly, surveying the route for the Transcontinental Railroad across America and through the Rocky Mountains. Originally produced by Dupont’s Cavalcade of America and written by Arthur Arent, Crazy Judah premiered in 1950. The Historical Society...

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Painting a Legacy – June 15th

Posted by on Jun 14, 2023 in Local events | 0 comments

Thursday, June 15, please join us for Painting a Legacy: the Search for Anna Judah by Christine Pifer-Foote, at the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 7 to 8 pm in the Whiteman Room. The speaker is a researcher at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, and is crossing the country, as the railroad did thanks to Theodore Dehone Judah and his work surveying and raising funding for the project with his wife, Anna Pierce Judah, who came from Greenfield. Don’t miss this exciting...

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Coming soon for 2023

Posted by on Apr 20, 2023 in Local events | 0 comments

OPENING DAY is coming soon! We are working hard, preparing to be OPEN EVERY SATURDAY from 12:00 to 3:00 pm, May 20 to September 30!! This is a big step up, and we look forward to seeing many more of you at the museum at 43 Church Street this season! We will continue to be open by appointment for research visits year round – email us at Contact us to schedule, and generally the later half of the week is better for our all-volunteer staff. And you can always help out by joining: Membership...

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Remembering Greenfield’s shoestores

Posted by on Dec 11, 2022 in Local history | 0 comments

By ROBERT BITZER For the Recorder (2/13/2021) This is a topic I don’t think I have ever written about — shoestores from the past — and I have written extensively about stores and businesses that were part of Greenfield years ago. One of the nicest shoe stores in town, Flemmings, was located on lower Federal Street. Elsewhere, on the north side of Main Street, there was Endicott- Johnson. Another retailer, Rosen’s, might have sold shoes although I am not positive about that. Of course, the former Wilson’s Department Store always had a shoe...

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A whole story about Spring Terrace

Posted by on Aug 8, 2022 in Local history | 0 comments

Travis Drury, A local author, has decided to use the pandemic to write a detailed history of his street — a small intentional community in the shadow of Poet’s Seat. Created in 1895 off the Orchard of George Grinnell, sold by his son James S. Grinnell to 3 men, who eventually sold all to John F. Spring. In minute detail, displaying reports from the Gazette and Courier and with a mix of maps from various sources; Travis, details from 1895 to 2013, it’s history, for each of the 22 houses, on Spring Terrance itself and on the...

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Library of Articles

Posted by on Aug 8, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The HS/GF now has a library of articles about the Historical Socienty or the Town of Greenfield or related areas and topics. See Articles

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Local tour about the underground Railroad

Posted by on Jul 13, 2022 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Read more for Recorder Story about the tour

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