Old Burying Ground Preservation
Over the last few years a group of dedicated volunteers have been preserving 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.
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A Century of Tradition
The book - McClain High School, A Century of Tradition - is AVAILABLE for purchase!
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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 Societyís 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 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.
It is time for the fifteenth 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 8, 2019, and 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. The tickets are $10.00 for the tour and are available at the Community Savings Bank starting November 26 through noon of December 7. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour at the Grain and Hay building and at the homes. Come on out for a great meal, visit some beautiful homes and mingle with friends.
The Greenfield Historical Society will also be hosting a book signing by Jim Roads for his new book, Too Good to Hide Under a Bushel. The book is a collection of Jimís paintings and life stories. The signing will be 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Grain and Hay Building. [ More Information about the Book Signing ].
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