Greensboro Historical Society
29 Breezy Avenue
Greensboro, Vermont 05841
| Summer Hours (July and August)
|Tue, Wed, Thu 10:30 - 2:30pm|
|Saturday 10 - 12|
Annual Book Sale at Janet Long's Exquisite Book Emporium:
The Greensboro Historical Society will host its annual book sale at Janet Long's garage across the street from Willey's (next to The Miller's Thumb).
Come find adventure, inspiration, escapism or learn something new from a book and help keep literacy alive and thriving!
"Annual Book Sale"
When: Saturday, September 2nd, 10-2pm
Where: Janet Long's Garage
"Old China Hands in Greensboro"
The Greensboro Historical Society Museum’s 2017 summer exhibit on Old China Hands in Greensboro will feature four Greensboro Families whose ancestors traveled to China in the 1800s and whose succeeding generations grew up and lived in China into the 1940s and left China during the Japanese invasion of China. The four families are Corbett (Irwin), Hamilton/Allman (Burnham), Winston/Hale (Bascom) and Houghton/Freeman.
The focus of the exhibit is on the experience of these families’ lives in China and the connections that drew these families together, both in China and then later as summer and year-round residents in Greensboro. The exhibit shows – though photographs, film, documents, artifacts and a map and timeline – what took the four families to China, how they lived, where they worked and how world events shaped their lives.
When: See Summer Hours for the museum above
Where: Greensboro Historical Society Museum
New Publication: The Spring 2017 edition of the GHS NEWSLETTER is now online. Click here to view it.
Summer Exhibit: “Old China Hands in Greensboro”
“Car Talk: The History of Garages in Greensboro”
“Greensboro’s Master of Modern Art: An Update” by H. Clay Simpson
“Archaeological Horizons, Inc” by Jill Baker
Upcoming Exhibit (at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts): “Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and Philip Johnson”
Hazen Road Dispatch
Forty Years of the Hazen Road Dispatch, our new anthology of writings from that journal, is now available for sale at the historical society building and the Willey's Store at $24.95 per copy. Containing articles about Greensboro, Craftsbury, Hardwick, and Walden, it includes pieces by Allen Davis, Charlie Morrissey, Lewis Hill, Sally Fisher, Alan Howes and many others, Some of the older articles have been updated, and there are several new photographs.
As Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Greensboro summer resident Wallace Stegner wrote in the foreword to The History of Greensboro, the First Two Hundred Years (1990), "Local history is the best history, the history with more of its readers in it than any other kind. It is immediate, personally apprehended ... It is the record of human living in its daily complexity and the sense of place in it is strong." This insight helps to explain the strong support GHS continues to enjoy.
Since its founding in 1977, the Greensboro Historical Society has brought together diverse people from the community: descendants of founding families, new residents, members of the summer community, school children, working people and those who have chosen to retire in our town. All come together to celebrate and learn from our predecessors in this special place. Our membership in this small town is more than 300 families.
Post your pictures and memories of Greensboro on our new Facebook page. We want to create a living document together!
Click on the upper left-hand corner of the video below to see our recent videos!
What do we do?
- We produce varied publications (see the "Resources" menu items)
- We do original research, published since 1975 in our annual journal, The Hazen Road Dispatch (see the "Resources" menu items)
- We provide space for permanent display of artifacts from early Greensboro settlers and create special annual exhibits to highlight some aspect of the town's history in the new addition to the GHS building, completed in 2010; and we assemble albums containing photos and information from each exhibit (see the "Resources" and the "Photo Gallery" menu items)
- We arrange at least three annual lectures, panels, or general interest programs, including a winter meeting and summer meetings in July and August, on topics related to the year's theme (see the "Events" menu items)
- We sponsor educational seminars on historical themes
- We work with teachers and students at the local school to involve children in learning about their history
- We store records of several community organizations
- We collect and archive records, photos, genealogy data and historic artifacts from Greensboro families
- We record audiotapes and DVDs of individuals and meetings (see "Audio" and "Video" archives under the "Resources" menu item)
- We collect and file information on current events for future generations
- We sponsor walks to local spots of historical interest
- We enjoy monthly luncheon meetings and a summer ice cream social with old-time games for children; and we conduct an annual book sale each autumn.