Greensboro Historical Society
29 Breezy Avenue
Greensboro, Vermont 05841
| Summer Hours (July and August)
|Tue, Wed, Thu 10 - 12 and 1 - 3|
|Saturday 10 - 12|
Upcoming Event: Talented young people from around the world immigrated to China after the First World War and in the 1930s created a “golden era” of business, art and culture in Shanghai. Four Greensboro families were prominent residents of “Old Shanghai.”
"Old China Hands in Greensboro"
Join us on Monday, August 8th at 7:30pm at the Fellowship Hall of the Greensboro United Church of Christ for a panel discussion of representatives of these families as they review their China experiences with a few illustrations and share the circumstances that brought them to Greensboro.
The program will be an introduction to our exhibit on Old China Hands: the Greensboro-Shanghai Connection being prepared for the summer of 2017. Sponsored by descendants of the four families: Freeman, the Allman-Burnham, Bascom-Hale-Winston and Irwin-Corbett, the exhibit will provide a unique picture of their life in “Old Shanghai.”
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.