About Us

Organized in 1972 and chartered by the New York State Education Department in 1973, the Greenbush Historical Society focuses its historical programs and preservation efforts on the territory included in the area known as the Town of Greenbush. In 1855 the original Town of Greenbush was divided into the Town of North Greenbush, the City of Rensselaer and the Town of Clinton, which later became the Town of East Greenbush.

Recent Society projects include:

Restoration of the Historic Carner Family Cemetery on Best Road
Survey and clearing of the important Van Rensselaer Family Cemetery on NY Route 9J
Co-sponsor of Southern Rensselaer County Lecture Series celebrating the New York State Quadricentennial
Sponsor of the Quadracentennial Edition of “Yesterday and Today”, a historical journey of East Greenbush
Procurement of a storage site for the Society’s files, records and artifacts at the North Greenbush Town Historian’s Office

The Greenbush Historical Society strives to promote interest in and appreciation of the rich history of the Towns of East Greenbush and North Greenbush, New York.

Society Activities include:

Promoting the preservation of historic sites
Presenting informative programs about local and regional history
Publishing educational material
Providing library exhibits and educational opportunities in the community