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Upcoming Events

Programs are held on the third Monday of each month at the Gates Town Hall Annex, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 1605 Buffalo Road, Gates, NY 14624
All meetings are free, handicapped accessible and open to the public


August 21 - Ed Evans will be presenting a program about the Civilian Conservation Corps located in Hamlin, New York.  Started in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to give jobs to single, unemployed men 18-25.  It was designed to both develop America's National and State Parks and to preserve its resources.  Used as a Prisoner of War camp during WWII it was neglected until 2008 when new interest began.  Ed will tell all that has happened and will be happening to this land.


September 18 - Holly Canham will be presenting a program about Mom and Pop Farming in Orleans County.  She has written three books containing farmer poetry and over 400 farming images.  She will tell about the research she and her husband did to compile these books.

October 16 - Jane Grant will be presenting a program about barns in Greece, New York.  Her research led to an exhibit at the Greece Historical Society's Museum in 2014.  She will acquaint you with a few folks from Greece's agricultural past and share some amusing anecdotes associated with barns.

November  20 - Gates Police Chief James VanBrederode will be presenting a program on the history of bagpipes and how and why he learned to play them.

December 18 - Gates Historical Society's Christmas Program at the Hinchey Homestead. See this lovely historic home decorated with at least ten trees decorated by different organizations/businesses as well as other Christmas decorations.  This event is from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and is open to the Public.  The Hinchey House is located at 634 Hinchey Road.  A $5.00 donation is appreciated from non-members.
There are no programs during the months of January and February.