Today is Tomorrow’s History

We often just think of Greenfield’s rich history as something that occurred in the past, maybe even a century or two ago. Actually, our history is truly living as we have businesses today making a difference in our community. To read more about some of these successful entrepreneurs, click here.

What’s your idea that will begin and prosper in Greenfield?

Did You Know about these Greenfielders who Made a Difference?

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Check our Calendar

For all scheduled events, please visit our Website Calendar as it will have the most current information. It will also list some events sponsored by other historical societies within Highland County.

Let us Host your Meeting

Consider having your meeting or class reunion at the Grain and Hay building. Contact us for details and costs.

Photo Scrapbook

The Society has a wealth of photos depicting life in Greenfield and we share a few in our virtual scrapbook. This collection will change periodically and we hope you will take the time to comment on any of the photos if you know something about it or perhaps you can identify any of the people who may be shown. Thanks and enjoy the photos.

Check out these photos of mothers and family.

View the Photo Scrapbook

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.

Home of the ONLY African-American Automobile Manufacturer in America!

C.R. Patterson and Frederick Patterson were inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborn, MI, July 22, 2021!

You can see the video acceptance speech from one of C.R.'s descendants, Richard Patterson, here.

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
Susan Thompson, Vice President
Sharon Greene, Secretary
Judy Schmidt, Treasurer
Stuart McNeil, Assistant Treasurer

Board of Trustees

Jay Hardy
Doug Karnes
Stuart McNeil
Jeff Payton
Wendy Royse
Harold Schmidt
Patsy Smith
Susan Thompson
Steve Winegar

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 February, 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.

Contact us
By Phone: 937 981 7890, leave a message and we will get back to you.
By email: info@greenfieldhistoricalsociety.org

The pictures on the Greenfield Historical Society website cannot be used without permission.

The Greenfield Historical Society
PO Box 266
Greenfield, Ohio 45123