Looking for a program for your club, church,
society or other group?

The Greene County Historical Society offers a number of programs through our Museum Curator and Society Volunteers. Please browse the list below of available programs and refer to our fee schedule.... you might be surprised how affordable and varied our lectures are!

Current Programs:

  • Chocolate: A Not So Sweet History - Explores the historical development of chocolate production and consumption in colonial America.
  • The Lives of Women in America - A candid exploration of the physical and social realities of women's lives during various historical periods.

  • General Nathanael Greene - Costumed first person interpretation of the Revolutionary War  hero, for whom Greene County is named.

  • Dutch Foodways - An exploration of the social, cultural and economic role of food in Old and New Netherland.

  • Where Did You Get That Name - A study of the origins of place names from the New York City area to the Capital District.

  • Food Through History - A look at food from the Mohican Indians to space travelers including the foods eaten, methods of preparation and the utensils and appliances they used.

  • The Van Bergen Overmantel - An opportunity to discuss and investigate this historically significant landscape painting of Dutch colonist Martin Van Bergen's farm in Leeds c. 1731. 

  • Tulip Mania - Explores horticultural and financial history of tulips in early seventeenth century Holland.

  • Custom Program - GCHS can work with you to develop a custom program, refer to the fee schedule for further details.



Program Fees:

Basic Fee $20.00: This includes a presentation, any equipment needed for the program, hand-outs and transportation within a 50 mile round trip for current listed programs.

Add-on Fee $5.00: An extra amount is requested for each of the following: Mileage in excess of 50 miles round trip; presentation by a costumed individual; inclusion of artifacts; or inclusion of food for tasting.

Custom Programs: GCHS is happy to work with customers to create a custom program or lecture on a relevant topic, separate fees may apply, please consult the Bronck Museum Curator to discuss this option for your group or organization further using the contact details below.

To Make Arrangements: Please call Shelby Mattice, Bronck Museum Curator at (518) 731-6490 at least 30 days in advance of the desired date. Be prepared to discuss the type of program which you would like and the expected audience. The requested fee will be computed at that time.