The Greene County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization with their 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status. The way that we do the majority of our fundraising is through our annual events. The events allow for us to invite the community into our doors and visit their local history. Experience our events that cover the Cruising at the museum car show, for the car enthusiasts to our paranormal events and everything in between. The events we put on also appeal to different groups of attendees. Below you can see a summary of our events and what to expect!
We begin our season with our Opening Day Pancake Breakfast and Blast from the Past 5k. Here we open our doors to the public to come in enjoy pancakes and see the changes that are made to the museum. We have also introduced our Blast from the Past 5K. Participants can run or walk a 5k and we also have a children’s 3k! In May we appeal to the car enthusiast with our Cruising the Museum Car Show! Guests can walk the museum grounds and see all different types of cars. From vintage to newer cars, there is something for everyone to see.
For our history fans we have our Stone to Steel Native American Heritage Weekend. Over the grounds of the museum we have Native American reenactors set up to demonstrate the way of living in the past. These reenactors showcase hunting techniques, jewelry making, cooking and other cultural practices of Native areas. This event is unlike any in Greene County as it explores the time and practices before the Europeans settled in Pennsylvania.
In October we have our Annual Harvest Festival. For over 40 years we have been celebrating the beginning of fall. Here we combine a typical fall vendor festival with a historical twist. Come pursue an array of craft vendors while walking through historical encampments. We have civil war, Native American and colonial encampments that allow you to get a first-hand look into life during those periods. The highlight of our festival is our Civil War reenactment. Witness the union and confederacy battle against each other each day of our festival! It is an experience you don’t want to miss!
To round out the year we end with our Christmas Open House. Come walk through the museum as it is decorated for the holiday season. Music, train sets, visits with Santa and lovely refreshments are what you can expect from this event. This is also a time we like to give back to our community by accepting donations for the Corner Cupboard Food Bank, Rolling Meadows Nursing Home and the Greene County United Way. It’s the perfect way to round out the year and spread some holiday cheer.