|Über uns||The Greensboro Historical Society was founded in 1977 to preserve and share the history of Greensboro, VT.|
As Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Greensboro summer resident Wallace Stegner wrote in the foreword to The History of Greensboro, the First Two Hundred Years (1990), "Local history is the best history, the history with more of its readers in it than any other kind. It is immediate, personally apprehended ... It is the record of human living in its daily complexity and the sense of place in it is strong." This insight helps to explain the strong support GHS continues to enjoy.
Since its founding in 1977, the Greensboro Historical Society has brought together diverse people from the community: descendants of founding families, new residents, members of the summer community, school children, working people and those who have chosen to retire in our town. All come together to celebrate and learn from our predecessors in this special place. Our membership in this small town is more than 300 families.
What do we do?
We produce varied publications (see the "Resources" menu items)
We do original research, published since 1975 in our annual journal, The Hazen Road Dispatch (see the "Resources" menu items)
We provide space for permanent display of artifacts from early Greensboro settlers and create special annual exhibits to highlight some aspect of the town's history in the new addition to the GHS building, completed in 2010; and we assemble albums containing photos and information from each exhibit (see the "Resources" and the "Photo Gallery" menu items)
We arrange at least three annual lectures, panels, or general interest programs, including a winter meeting and summer meetings in July and August, on topics related to the year's theme (see the "Events" menu items)
We sponsor educational seminars on historical themes
We work with teachers and students at the local school to involve children in learning about their history
We store records of several community organizations
We collect and archive records, photos, genealogy data and historic artifacts from Greensb