Frequently Asked Questions
Collections & Donations of Artifacts, Etc
Unfortunately, at this time, the Greene County Historical Society is unable to accept material donations, artifacts, or furniture. As our organization has grown and expanded, so have our collections, and unfortunately, we simply do not have the space to store or display more items. This may change in the future as we expand and organize our storage areas. Even with a building this large, space can be limited. It is our desire to properly care for and preserve all artifacts, and with overwhelmed storage, taking in new items would make it impossible to care for everything appropriately. As our storage situation continually improves it may be possible at some point in the future to accept new donations, but at this time it is unfeasible.
Photography & Access to Grounds
At various times the grounds of the Greene County Historical Society Museum can and will be entirely closed to the public. This is in large part due to private events, construction work, large scale projects and other scenarios that make it impractical or unsafe to have visitors and guests on the grounds. We kindly ask that anyone who wishes to be on the grounds of the Greene County Historical Society Museum outside of the regular open hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 3PM late April - mid October) call the Museum office and make an appointment. This includes photographers or families wishing to use the Museum grounds as a backdrop for family photos. If you are found on the grounds outside of regular operating hours and you have not obtained permission, you will be asked to leave immediately. A simple phone call can make all the difference when it comes to accessing the grounds outside of operating hours. This rule will be rigidly enforced and has been put in place for your safety as well as the safety of our staff and volunteers.
In addition, we ask that Photographers have a business membership with the Greene County Historical Society. Click on the “Membership” tab for information on how to become a member.
As can be said for most organizations of our kind, the Greene County Historical Society has a small staff that does a very big job. As such, it may be impossible for you to speak to a specific staff member at any given time without an appointment. While we understand that this may be inconvenient, with the nature of our organizational schedule and the work required to maintain the upkeep of our buildings and grounds, and to maintain the upkeep of the organization itself, it is strongly recommended that if you wish to speak to a specific staff member to please call and make an appointment. We also kindly ask that during events, our guests and visitors realize that our staff may not have the time or ability to discuss matters not directly related to the event in progress. Again, we are small in numbers with a big job to do.