Greensboro Historical Society 2022 Calendar of Events

 

The GHS Museum continues to follow Vermont state guidelines, Greensboro town guidelines as well as the advice of its board as to how temporary reflect health protocols for public activities. 

Currently, the GHS Museum will be open from July 6 through August 31:
Tues/Wed/Thurs - 10:30am-2:30pm
Sat - 10-12pm

We ask that visitors wear masks and adhere to the 6-foot social distancing mandate.

We will update our calendar as changes occur.


Event Who Date Time Location

Spring Pop-up Book Sale

 GHS  Sat
May 28
 10-2pm Lyles Garage

The Hill Family Legacy - Permanent Exhibit

GHS      GHS Barn

Summer Activity:
Self-Guided History Explorer Walks
Our all-ages self-guided history explorer walks--popular in 2020 and expanded in 2021--continue this year with added interpretive signs and a new way to learn about the sites.

(Scroll-down to read more about the informative walks and scavenger hunts...AND...to find-out about free creamees and raffle prizes.)

GHS mid-June
through
September
all hours

Greensboro Village
&
Greensboro Bend

Summer Exhibit Opening
Subject: "50 Years of Land Conservation in Greensboro"

GHS Sun
July 3
3-5pm GHS Museum

Summer Exhibit
Subject: "50 Years of Land Conservation in Greensboro"

GHS Tues July 5 
through
August 31
10:30-2:30pm
Tues-Thurs
&
10-12pm
Sat
GHS Museum

Ice Cream Social & Annual Book Sale:
Ice cream social to be held on GHS Museum lawn.

Annual GHS Book Sale to be held in/in front of the Lyles Garage (at Janet Long's house)

GHS Sat July 30

2-4pm
&
10-4pm

GHS Museum
&
Lyles Garage
Summer Presentation
Subject: "The history of Land Conservation in Vermont"
by Darby Bradley (former president of Vermont Land Trust)
& Bob Klein (former director of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy)

GHS Mon
Aug 8
7:00pm Fellowship Hall
G'boro United Church of Christ

Special History Walk: Highlighting Water
Tieing-in with the GFL's summer reading program "oceans of possibilities" highlighting water. Find special signs recognizing interesting Greensboro water facts. There is also an architectural “seek and find” component to the walk. We will end the event with a tour of the GHS exhibits and a fun snack. All are welcome to this free event.

GHS Tues
Aug 16
10:00am

Greensboro Free Library

 

Winter Pop-up Book Sale
Hot cider and cookies!

GHS TBD 10-2pm Lyles Garage

Summer 2022 Activity: 
Self-guided History Explorer Walk in Greensboro Village & Greensboro Bend

Looking for a fun, interesting activity this summer?

Take the updated and improved self-guided History Explorer Walk in Greensboro Village or Greensboro Bend. 
(The walk will be posted from mid-June through September.)

(L to R) Kaleb, Kolby, Kendrick and Karson Kroeger enjoying the History Walk at the Greensboro Bend railroad station

Our self-guided history explorer walks--popular in 2020 and expanded in 2021--continue this year with added interpretive signs and a new way to learn about the sites: We invite this summer’s explorers to complete the architectural scavenger hunt outlined in the new brochure that accompanies the walks. The hunt is complete when all the unique architectural elements shown in the brochure are spotted on one of the buildings featured on the walk. Those whose interest has been piqued can learn much more in the GHS publication, Architectural Walking Guide to Greensboro Village, which contains interesting information about many of the buildings in the tour and is for sale at the GHS bookshop.

As in prior years, we will collaborate with the Greensboro Free Library to help spread the word about the walks and encourage children to participate. The GFL’s summer reading theme is "water," so we will be adding several new water-themed signs to the walks, including one at the Miller’s Thumb describing the old water-powered mill and one at Caspian Lake beach to explain the history of the beach. 

In Greensboro Bend, we’re happy to announce that intrepid explorers have pinpointed the original site of the coal sheds. It is a bit off the beaten path, but a new sign will point people in the right direction down the Rail Trail. 

By mid-June, the signs will be posted in both villages, and the brochures will be available at the GFL, Smith’s Store, and the GHS porch bulletin board.

Participants who complete the scavenger hunt can pick up a free copy of the History of Greensboro or the Architectural Walking Guide to Greensboro Village at the GFL. Anyone completing the walk in Greensboro Bend is invited to stop in at Smith’s for a free creamee. In addition, the names of participants completing both walks can be entered in a raffle (stop by the GFL to submit your tickets), and three lucky winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to Wilson Farm.


Much of the information for this walk came from the booklet "An Architectural Walking Tour of Greensboro, VT" prepared by GHS in 2001. Copies of that booklet are available to check out from the GFL or are for sale at the GHS museum on a Saturday morning from 10 – 12pm.

 

 

 

(Click on the images below to download or print the maps and the scavenger hunts)

 

Greensboro Historical Society 2020 Calendar of Events

 

The GHS Museum is currently following Vermont state guidelines, Greensboro town guidelines
as well as the advice of its board as to when it will resume activities for the public.

Currently, the GHS Museum will be open from 10am-1pm on Saturdays from July 4 through August 29.

We ask that visitors wear masks and adhere to the 6-foot social distancing mandate.

We will update our calendar as changes occur.


Summer 2020 Activity: 
Self-guided History Explorer Walk in Greensboro Village & Greensboro Bend

Looking for a fun, interesting activity this summer?

Take the self-guided History Explorer Walk in Greensboro Village or Greensboro Bend. 
(The walk will be posted from July 15 - Labor Day.)

(L to R) Kaleb, Kolby, Kendrick and Karson Kroeger enjoying the History Walk at the Greensboro Bend railroad station


Children and adults alike are invited to explore a bit of  Greensboro's history with a fun, self-guided walk through the village sponsored by the Greensboro Historical Society and Greensboro Free Library.  


Pick up a map with a questionnaire on the back at the Greensboro Free Library, the Greensboro Historical Society, at Smith’s Store or print out at home from one of our websites, (www.greensborofreelibrary.org or www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org).  

It's a great walk, with some surprising information and there are even prizes for answering questions.
Follow the numbered designations to each historic location where you can read the history and answer the questionnaire, if you wish, to receive a free volume of the history of Greensboro.
(Take sheets to the library to receive book.) Find photos, for example, of the first town hall or the Caspian Lake House in Greensboro Village, or the workers at the first sawmill in Greensboro Bend. 

Much of the information came from the booklet "An Architectural Walking Tour of Greensboro, VT" prepared by GHS in 2001. Copies of that booklet are available to check out from the GFL or for sale on the GHS website or purchased at the GHS museum on a Saturday morning 10 – 1pm.

 

 

(Click on the images below to download or print the maps and the questionnaire)

 

Greensboro Historical Society 2019 Calendar of Events

Event Who Date Time Location

The Hill Family Legacy - Permanent Exhibit

      GHS Barn

Summer Exhibit Opening
Subject: "A Single, Sacred Community, All Beings Confluence"
This exhibit focuses on this theme, the mission of the sisters and friends of
Green Mountain Monastery and the Thomas Berry Sanctuary, located on
Hillcrest Road in Greensboro

GHS Sun
June 30
3-5pm GHS Museum

Independence Parade
Museum Open

GHS Sat
July 6
10-12pm Downtown
Greensboro
Bayley-Hazen Road Walk
Group starts at the Bliss/Sleeper Monument on Lakeshore Drive where
Jill Baker and Pat Haslam will talk about the Blockhouse Dig.  Stops at
ballfield area (intersection of Hardwick Street and Breezy Ave.) for
Hinman Road talk; and talks at Alpha Warner Tavern on Hardwick Street
and at the Bayley-Hazen cemetery.  Lemonade and snacks in that area
at approx. 3:30 PM. There will be cars there to transport anyone who
wishes back to their cars left on Lakeshore Drive.
GHS Sun
July 28
2pm See Description

Summer Presentation
Subject: "Vermont's Indigenous Peoples - Part 2"
by Bobby Farlice-Rubio of Fairbanks Museum

GHS Mon
Aug 5
7:00pm Fellowship Hall
G'boro United Church of Christ
165 Wilson St

Book Sale @ Janet Long ("Lyle's") Garage

Ice Cream Social  (RAINDATE: rescheduled to August 17th, 2-4pm)

GHS Sat
Aug 10

10-4pm

2-4pm

Janet Long's Garage!

GHS Lawn

Greensboro Historical Society 2021 Calendar of Events

 

The GHS Museum continues to follow Vermont state guidelines, Greensboro town guidelines as well as the advice of its board as to how it will resume activities for the public.

Currently, the GHS Museum will be open from July 6 through August 31:
Wed/Thurs/Fri - 10:30am-2:30pm
Sat - 10-12pm

We ask that visitors wear masks and adhere to the 6-foot social distancing mandate.

We will update our calendar as changes occur.


Event Who Date Time Location

The Hill Family Legacy - Permanent Exhibit

      GHS Barn

Summer Exhibit Opening
Subject: "Highland Cattle: Proud Heritage"

GHS Sat
July 3
3-5pm GHS Museum

Summer Exhibit
Subject: "Highland Cattle: Proud Heritage"

GHS Wed July 6
through
August 31
10:30-2:30pm
Wed-Fri
&
10-12pm
Sat
GHS Museum

Hinman Road sign dedication:
Dedication of Hinman Road sign and walk

GHS Wed
July 21
10am Tolman's Corners

Ice Cream Social & Annual Book Sale:
Ice cream social to be held on GHS Museum lawn.

Annual GHS Book Sale to be held in/in front of the Lyles Garage (at Janet Long's house)

GHS Sat
July 31
2-4pm
 &
10-4pm
GHS Museum
&
Lyles Garage

Summer Presentation
Subject: "Timothy Hinman: Rogue or Hero?"
by Peggy Day Gibson and Gail Sangree

GHS Mon
Aug 9
7:00pm Fellowship Hall
G'boro United Church of Christ
165 Wilson St

Winter Pop-up Book Sale
Hot cider and cookies!

GHS Sun
Dec 5
10-2pm Lyles Garage

Summer 2021 Activity: 
Self-guided History Explorer Walk in Greensboro Village & Greensboro Bend

Looking for a fun, interesting activity this summer?

Take the self-guided History Explorer Walk in Greensboro Village or Greensboro Bend. 
(The walk will be posted from July 3 - September.)

(L to R) Kaleb, Kolby, Kendrick and Karson Kroeger enjoying the History Walk at the Greensboro Bend railroad station

Looking for a fun, interesting activity this summer?  Take the recently installed and expanded self-guided History Explorer Walk in Greensboro Village or Greensboro Bend.  

It’s a great walk for adults and children; and it includes a series of questions answered by visiting the signs posted throughout the villages. 

Follow the numbered designations to each historic location where you can read the history and answer the questionnaire. Those completing the questionnaires can redeem them for prizes at the Greensboro Free Library (GFL). 

Brochures guiding the walks can be found at Smith’s Store for the “Greensboro Bend” walk and at the GFL and GHS building on the porch bulletin board for the "Greensboro Village" walk

Click on the image to the right to learn more about the walks and to see maps and questions! 

Find photos, for example, of the first town hall or the Caspian Lake House in Greensboro Village, or the workers at the first sawmill in Greensboro Bend. 

The walk will be posted from July 3 - September

Much of the information came from the booklet "An Architectural Walking Tour of Greensboro, VT" prepared by GHS in 2001. Copies of that booklet are available to check out from the GFL or are for sale at the GHS museum on a Saturday morning from 10 – 12pm.

 

 

 

(Click on the images below to download or print the maps and the questionnaire)

 

Greensboro Historical Society 2018 Calendar of Events

Event Who Date Time Location

Summer Exhibit Opening
Subject: "Hardwick Gazette Photos"

GHS Sun
July 1
3-5pm GHS Museum

Independence Parade
Museum Open

GHS Sat
July 7
10-12pm Downtown
Greensboro

Ice Cream Social

GHS Sat
Aug 4
2-4 pm GHS Museum Lawn

Summer Presentation
Subject: "Vermont's Indigenous Peoples"
by Bobby Farlice-Rubio of Fairbanks Museum

GHS Mon
Aug 6
7:30pm Fellowship Hall
G'boro United Church of Christ
165 Wilson St

Book Sale

GHS Sat
Sep 1
10-2pm

Janet Long's Garage!