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Talk March 13 (GF Library) Did Gramma have a filling station ?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2024 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you missed the initial presentation you have a chance again this coming week, March 13 at the Greenfield Library. Local authors Sara Campbell and Shari Strahan will talk about their book and research. In exploring the town files, they found documentation addressing the special handling of women owning businesses, and the Married Woman’s Property Act of 1855, leading to many interesting stories.  A number of these are documented in their new book. Greenfield records of women owned businesses registered under the Married Woman’s...

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Spring Terrace Lecture on Video

Posted by on Nov 21, 2023 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you missed the Spring Terrace Lecture or even want to revisit it, you now can, thanks to GCTV: Earlier posts at: About Spring Terrace

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Spring Terrace Lecture

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

This is a follow on to post A whole story about Spring Terrace Travis Drury gave a detailed talk about his personal local history project about the development of Spring Terrace – a small street on the far east side Greenfield, MA – just between Crescent and High St – directly of Orchard and around from George. He has published a book available here and, for the talk created a summary and a detailed research guides for how he found so much information.   Also available are over 500 newspaper articles and map we will be...

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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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