Preserving and maintaining the interests, stories, dreams and accomplishments of Phoebe Nobbs Hyde.

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SINCE 1732

The Greenwood Centre for Living History is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization, which has been preserving and maintaining the interests, stories, dreams and accomplishments of Phoebe Nobbs Hyde, its last inhabitant.

Greenwood’s is a layered history, told through a richness of historical documents, paintings and artifacts found within this multi-purpose house.
We invite you to tour this homestead and it’s beautiful gardens; explore our vintage garage or come for tea and baked goods on our porch. Your time spent at Greenwood is sure to stand still as you relax and enjoy this most unique environment.

Family History

Jean-Baptiste Sabourin first settled the Greenwood property in 1732. The original Sabourin homestead still stands and forms part of the house. The property remained in Sabourin hands until 1820. At that time, John Mark Crank Delesderniers purchased it. He intended it to be both a residence for his son, Peter Francis Christian, and a general store and trading post. In the 1840’s, it served as the first post office in the area. Greenwood was extended eastward on two occasions, in the 1820’s and again after 1860.

Adopt an Artifact

A Glimpse of Greenwood: Our Digital Time Capsule Series. We invite you to enjoy a sneak peek of just a few of the many artifacts presently on display at Greenwood Centre for Living History.

Your donations to “Adopt an Artifact” will allow us to retain professional services to conserve various precious pieces and display them for the public. We thank you for your continued support in this area.

Become a Member

With your help, we can continue to maintain the uniqueness of this almost 300-year old historical gem!

Join us as an individual, a family (2 or more in the same household) or as a corporation.


Greenwood has several events planned for the 2023 season! There is something for everyone, whether you’d like to quietly paint in a secret stop on the property, partake in fabulous theater on our lawn, or share a delicious traditional tea complete with both sweet and savoury treats. These, along with our ongoing house tours and tea, will have you coming back to Greenwood throughout the summer. Check back often to see what great programs we have for you!
Our Partners

There are many ways to give!

Your contribution makes it possible for us to offer various programs, exhibitions and activities to the local community and beyond.

Thanks to all who’ve given in the past, Greenwood continues to thrive. Because the upkeep and maintenance of Greenwood is constant, we rely on individual donors like you all throughout the year. Every little bit helps Greenwood Center for Living History keep Phoebe’s vision alive. We are very grateful for your support.

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