Open Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 4pm

Saturday 9am-noon

90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY

Phone: (518) 731-1033


Greene County Historical Soceity
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  • The Vedder Research Library strives to accommodate individuals with physical needs.
  • The Vedder Research Library invites individuals with unique or special needs to call for the library (731-1033) for additional assistance.

  • Note the graveled parking area is adjacent to the sidewalk leading to the library.

Historic Register

The Greene County Historical Society established the Historical Register May 30, 1990 to document the County’s structures and sites of historic and architectural significance, and to advance public awareness, appreciation, and preservation of the County’s historic resources. Since that time, over 200 historic homes or sites have been listed on the Register.

The Historical Register Committee representing the fourteen towns in Greene County meets monthly at the Vedder Research Library to evaluate applications. The committee encourages property owners to submit applications for entry on the Register. Applications can be obtained at the Vedder Research Library, from a committee member, or you may download a Word version of the application below.

Books by GCHS volunteers

Historic Places in Greene County
by The Greene County Historical Register Committee of GCHS
Lavishly illustrated with over 330 contemporary and historic photographs and images, Historic Places In Greene County is one of the most detailed accounts to date chronicling the personal history of Greene County, New York. Here is Greene County, one anecdote at a time—the people, events, sites, ideas, experiences and accomplishments that have all helped to shape the region’s history over the past four centuries.  $54.95 (including tax) plus $5 shipping
Legendary Locals of Greene County
by David and Wanda Dorpfeld
This book delves into the history of the unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have made a memorable impact on their community throughout Greene County’s history. $23.75 (including tax) plus $3 shipping
Episodes from a Hudson River Town, New Baltimore, NY
by Clesson Bush
Drawing on original town board minutes, Greene County surrogate and land records, federal and state military records, land patents, colonial documents, conversations with local residents, censuses, and period newspapers, town historian Clesson S. Bush provides an authentic portrait of a small-town community, making the routine--and drama--of small-town life on the Hudson River come alive. $26.95 (including tax) plus $4 shipping
Reports to the Homefront
compiled and edited by Regina W. Daly
This is a four volume set covering November 1860 through April 1865. Each book is a condensed version of a weekly column printed in the Catskill Daily Mail and Windham Journal. The purpose is to tell the story of what people in Greene County were reading in local papers during the Civil War. Originally priced at $13 each, specially priced at $30 (tax included) for the four volume set plus $4 shipping.
Around Greene County and the Catskills
by Raymond Beecher and Harvey Durham
This book is part of the “Images of America” series and takes the reader on a photographic history tour around Greene County. $23.95 (including tax) plus $3 shipping
One Hundred Years on Resort Ridge
by John M. Ham
This chronicles the hotels of the Northern Catskills and is the most complete reference book of its type available with hundreds of pictures and illustrations. 448 pages. Originally $69.95 plus tax, specially priced at $50 (tax included) plus $5 shipping.

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