2017 Home Tour
It is time for the thirteenth annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Greenfield hosted by the Greenfield Historical Society. The tour will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The tour will feature five homes, a church and the B & O Depot. A chicken noodle dinner will precede the tour at the Grain and Hay Building from 11:30-1:00. The cost of the meal is $10.00 and includes chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, slaw, roll and butter, drink and a choice of cakes. [ More Information ]
Old Burying Ground Restoration
Over the last few years a group of dedicated volunteers have been restoring the monuments in the Old Burying Ground adjacent to Travellers Rest. Much progress has been made, and there's plenty of work left to do. Take a look at this brief project summary. If you'd like to join the effort, check the website calendar for the next scheduled work session.
Here's an interesting look at various homes and businesses in Greenfield - how they looked in the past, and a more current look. View this Then and Now look at the changing landscape of Greenfield.
Check out this whole new meaning to "mobile homes" - Mobile Houses
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Perhaps not exactly as popular as the TV show "Duck" Dynasty, but our community has an interesting group of volunteers who revived the 1939 Ahrens-Fox fire apparatus that once served the community. It has been stored for a number of years and finally got some attention to get it runing again. It's first major display on the road was at the 2017 Memorial Day Parade!
A Century of Tradition
The new book - McClain High School, A Century of Tradition - is AVAILABLE for purchase!
There are THREE ways to order your copy:
Tour over 50 Quilt Barns in the Greenfield area. Paint Creek Patterns is a project of the Greenfield Historical Society and links quilt barns in Highland, Fayette and Ross Counties with other Ohio counties participating in the "Clothesline of Quilts" across Southern Ohio and throughout the other Appalachian states.
Greenfield played an important role in the Underground Railroad as shown in the Paint Creek Freedom Trail brochure.
The Historical Society of Greenfield Ohio, formed in 1949, is non-profit and exists to further historical preservation and education in Greenfield, Ohio, and the surrounding area. To this end it shall own and maintain all Greenfield Historical Society’s properties for collecting, preserving and interpreting archival materials and artifacts indigenous to the Greenfield area; encourage historical research; sponsor programs, displays and special events; be concerned with the preservation of historical buildings and cooperate with other organizations interested in historic preservation.
Officers and Board of Trustees
Wendy Royse, President
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees normally meets the first Thursday of each month at Travellers Rest (see Calendar for times). The meeting is open to the public. Travellers Rest is open on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
During the months of December, January, and Feburary, Travellers Rest will NOT be open Thursday afternoons, unless special arrangements are made. Normal Thursday hours will resume beginning in March. In addition, we will not be open on Thanksgiving.
The pictures on the Greenfield Historical Society website cannot be used without permission.