Open Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 4pm

Saturday 9am-noon

90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY

Phone: (518) 731-1033


Greene County Historical Soceity

News and Events

The Library will be OPEN on the Saturday of these holiday weekends:

Easter – open Sat. April 15

Columbus Day – open Sat. Oct. 7

The Library is also open on Election Day, Tues. Nov. 7.


The VRL will be CLOSED on the Saturday of the following weekends:

GCHS Annual Meeting – Sat. May 6

Memorial Day – Sat. May 27

Labor Day – Sat. Sept. 2


The VRL will also be CLOSED on Tuesday July 4th for the holiday.                                    


The Library will close at noon on Weds. Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving and will remain closed on Sat. Nov. 25.

The Library will close on Sat. Dec. 23 for the holidays and will reopen on Tues. Jan. 2, 2018.


 Closings for Bad Weather

The Library will follow the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District regarding weather-related closings. Please call the Library at (518) 731-1033 if you are planning to come and the weather is a concern.

As of January 3, 2017, visitors seeking to do research at the Library will be charged a $5.00 per day fee.

Students, Greene County Historical Society members, and those consulting County Surrogate Records may use the Library free of charge.

A user may choose to become a GCHS member at any time. Membership is based on the calendar year. However, those who join after October 1 of the year will be considered a member throughout the following year.

Please see information in the Library concerning membership and its benefits.

New Handicap Railing at the Vedder Research Library

Along the walkway to the Vedder Research Library, there is a new sturdy colonial-style railing with an attached handrail that meets American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Completed last fall, it will provide support for everyone entering the Library, just in time for slippery weather. A grant from Fenimore Asset Management helped build the ramp but the remaining funding for the 102-foot handrail was borrowed from the GCHS reserve fund and needs to be paid back. Would you consider donating? We need to raise a total of $5,300. A contribution of $71.50 would pay for one foot of the handrail. For a donation of $600, which would cover an 8-foot section, we would add a plaque honoring or memorializing an individual/family of your choice. Any and all contributions are appreciated and may be made by check or credit card. Please make out checks to Greene County Historical Society and mail to GCHS, Box 44, Coxsackie, NY 12051 - include in memo section that the donation is for the VRL Handicap Railing.