GREENE COUNTY HISTORICAL REGISTER
The Historical Register Committee was established on May 30, 1990 to recognize sites of cultural value in the history of Greene County, New York and to advance public awareness, appreciation, and preservation of local historic resources. Over 225 places have been listed to date, with many of the registered sites prominently displaying the unique brass plaque of the Register. The Committee is composed of volunteers representing the fourteen towns of Greene County. The members seek out structures that existed prior to 1925 that have great historical or architectural significance, and encourage their owners to submit applications for review. The ownership, history, and architectural features of the structure are then documented and evaluated. The research, writing, and editing for Historic Places was accomplished by several members of the Committee over a six year period.
GREENE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Greene County Historical Society was formally organized at a February 7, 1929 meeting in the Greene County Court House and granted a provisional charter by the New York State Board of Regents on January 16,1930. The purpose of the Society was to preserve artifacts, written materials, and other items relating to the County’s history—a goal that has been manifested in many ways, including the Historical Register. More than three hundred years of history are reflected in the group of architecturally significant buildings that comprise the Bronck Museum complex in Coxsackie, headquarters of the Society. Also located on the grounds is the Vedder Research Library, a non-circulating research center that makes available to Society members and the general public a wide range of primary and secondary resource material depicting the historical development of Greene County.
For more information contact: Greene County Historical Society, 90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY 12051.