Part of the American
History & Genealogy Project
New York State Historical Societies and Museums
American Irish Historical Society
- is a center of Irish culture and knowledge located in New York
City. You are very welcome to attend our events, conduct
research in our library, and help support our mission
Brooklyn Historical Society
- Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally
recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and
encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary 400-year
Bronx County Historical Society - The Bronx County
Historical Society provides a great field trip for families,
group members or students with exciting visits to The Museum of
Bronx History and the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, theme programs,
neighborhood walking tours, and school projects.
Buffalo and Erie County Historical
Since 1862, The Buffalo History Museum (formerly known as the
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society) has been Western New
York’s premier historical organization, serving to collect,
research, interpret, and share the Niagara Frontier’s rich
Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society
The Cayuga-Owasco Lakes Historical Society (COLHS) is committed
to preserving the history and heritage of the Moravia, New York
Cohocton Historical Society -Their Facebook page, many great
Columbia County Historical Society
- The Columbia County Historical Society is a private,
not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and
interpretation of the history and culture of Columbia County,
Franklin County Historical and Museum
Society - The mission of
the Franklin County Historical and Museum Society is to
initiate, promote and coordinate educational programs primarily
for the benefit of residents and visitors in Franklin County.
Fort Brewerton Historical Society
- The Fort Brewerton Historical Society will strive to collect
and preserve history for the education and entertainment of the
public at large.
Geneva Historical Society
- Founded in 1883, the Geneva
Historical Society tells the stories of Geneva, New York. We
preserve and interpret these stories through three museums.
Greene County Historical Society
- The Greene County Historical Society was established in 1929
and received it's official charter from the University of NY in
1939. More than 300 years 0f Upper Hudson Valley history are
reflected in the cluster of architecturally significant
buildings which comprise the Bronck Museum.
Greene County Mountain Top Historical
Society - The Mountain Top
Historical Society is dedicated to discovering and preserving
the unique and rich history of the Catskill High Peaks.
Hispanic Society of America
- Museum and reference library for the study of art, culture,
and history of Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the
Historic Albany Foundation
- fulfilled its mandate through public education, promotion and
membership, provision of design and technical assistance,
community projects, advocacy for endangered buildings,
publications, tours, lectures and operation of an architectural
Historical Society For the Preservation of the Underground
History Center of Tompkins County - helps you use the
tools of history to understand your past, gain perspective on
the present, and play an informed role in shaping your future.
Huguenot Historical Society
-Throughout the last 100 years, the Society has been the leader
in collecting artifacts which preserve the heritage of our
community. These artifacts are retained, and made available to
the public, in the two house museum maintained by the Society.
Huntington Historical Society
- maintains three national register historic properties as two
house museums and a Resource Center and Archives.
Italian Historical Society of America
(Brooklyn, NY) - preserves biographical and other material
relating to persons of Italian lineage, publishes
documents and reports, will establish and maintain a cultural
center or centers, will administer scholarships and fellowships.
Klyne Esopus Museum
(Ulster Park, NY) - located in Ulster Park, New York, is housed
in a former Dutch country church built in 1827. The museum
offers a variety of exhibits about the culture, commerce and
history of The Town of Esopus.
Lancaster New York Historical Society
- is an integral organization that educates and informs the
community about the history of Lancaster, but also plays a major
role in preserving the historic structures in town.
Livingston County Historical Society Museum - The Livingston
County Historical Society is an educational institution whose
purpose is to present, promote, preserve, and value the rich
history of Livingston County via its collections, programming,
Lynbrook Historical & Preservation
Society - Long Island South
Shore and Lynbrook History Website
Medina Historical Society
- The Purpose of the Medina Historical Society is to preserve
and maintain Annals and Relics of Western New York, especially
the Village of Medina and the Townships of Shelby and Ridgeway
and to educate the people in the history of their community.
Minisink Valley Historical Society
- All of us involved with the history of the Minisink Region
share a common link - an uncommon love for the preservation of
history. Part of that history is Fort Decker, constructed prior
to 1760, and attacked during Joseph Brant's raid on the Minisink
Mohawk & Hudson Chapter of the National Railway Historical
Society - The NRHS was founded in 1935 by a group of rail
historians. It has since grown from 40 founding members to
include over 13,000 men and women of all ages and professions in
every state and many foreign countries, making it the nation's
largest rail preservation and historical society.
Mountain Top Historical Society of
Greene County - organized
to promote the increase of knowledge of and interest in that
portion of the Catskill Mountains referred to generally as the
"Mountain Top" through the study and preservation of its art,
literature, history, culture, folklore, legends and environment
by means of a variety of programs, activities and projects.
Nanticoke Valley Historical Society
(Maine, NY) - Our mission is to preserve and perpetuate the
maritime history of the United States and to invite all
Americans to share in the challenging heritage of seafaring.
National Maritime Historical Society
- covers aspects of maritime history and seafaring, including
the art, literature, and culture of the sea, sail training, ship
saving, and maritime museums and events.
Valley Historical Society - operates the Bement-Billings
Farmstead and Newark Valley RR Depot, contact information: PO
Box 222, Newark Valley, NY 138116.
New York Central Historical Society
- Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum in
New York City. New-York Historical has a mission to explore the
richly layered political, cultural and social history of New
York City and State.
New York Correction History Society
- excellent histories of DOC institutions and their role in New
York State and American history.
New York Covered Bridge Society
- formed in 1966 to bring enthusiasts together to help preserve
the old historic covered spans, to work with local communities
interested in saving bridges, to collect information on all New
York State covered bridges and to make such historical
information available to its members.
County Historical Society
- maintains the Outwater Memorial
Building, Niagara County Genealogical Society, Pioneer and
Transportation Building, Fire House, Yates Farm Barn, Washington
Hunt Building, Colonel William Bond House, and Hille House.
Northport Historical Society and
Museum - The Northport
Historical Society maintains a museum and research library in a
landmark Carnegie Library building at 215 Main Street in
Northport, NY, where artifacts associated with the area's
history are curated and displayed.
(Penn Yan, NY) - home of Yates County Genealogical & Historical
Society, operates a museum to discover, preserve and interpret
whatever may relate to the history of Yates County, to collect
materials and objects relating to the history of Yates County,
and to plan exhibits which relate to local history.
Onondaga Historical Association
(Syracuse, NY) - genealogy, architecture, industrial and
Ontario County Historical Society
- owns and operates a Community History Museum located in the
Heart of the Historic District in Canandaigua New York and is
part of New Your State’s Path Through History.
Ontario and Western Railway Historical
Society - dedicated to
preserving the heritage of New York Ontario and Western
Ossining Historical Society
- In the late 1920s, a handful of
Ossining’s leading citizens saw the need to preserve and
celebrate the town’s unique history. A museum would be just the
thing. But maybe, they said, a historical society should come
Oswego Town Historical Society
- web site includes genealogical research application.
Oyster Bay Historical Society
believe that a society devoted to the collection and
preservation of material and lore pertaining to Oyster Bay
itself, will perform a greatly needed function.
Queens Historical Society - For over forty years, the Queens
Historical Society has been actively preserving and celebrating
the history and heritage of Queens, New York.
Photographic Historical Society, The
(Rochester, NY) - brings together all individuals with an
interest in the history of photography.
Rensselaer County Historical Society
- established in 1927 to connect local history and heritage with
Richmond Hill Historical Society
- educational programs, historic house tours, and more.
Rockland County Historical Society
- operates Jacob Blauvelt House and History Museum Center.
Rome Historical Society & Museum
- the Society has a museum, the William E. Scripture Memorial
Library, an archives, artifacts, and much more to offer
Roosevelt Island Historical Society
- The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of
our Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its
landmarks and artifacts.
Rye Historical Society
- operates two historical houses: The Square House, c. 1730, an
interpreted tavern house, and the Knapp House, c. 1670, with a
library and archives.
Saint Lawrence County Historical
Association - continues to
research, collect, preserve, and interpret the history of St
Saratoga Springs Historical Society
- Permanent and changing exhibitions that document the long and
varied history of the resort community. Emphasis is on spa,
gambling, hotel and ethnic history of Saratoga Springs.
Saratoga County Historical Society
- operates the Brookside Museum.
Knickerbocker Historical Society - Restoring the
Knickerbocker Family Mansion which dates from about 1770, at
Schaghticoke, NY. The Society also hosts the annual
Knickerbocker Family Reunion, as well as other fund-raisers at
the mansion during the year.
Scarsdale Historical Society
- provides large array of exhibitions, lectures, meetings and
Schenectady County Historical Society
- history, genealogy, library, and the Jan Mabee Farm.
Schoharie County Historical Society
- For more than 125 years, the Schoharie County Historical
Society has been preserving historic sites, especially the Old
Stone Fort, and our collection of more than 50,000 artifacts
related to the history of Schoharie County.
Sharon Historical Society
- founded in 1971, dedicated to preserving the history of
Sharon, operating the Sharon Historical Museum and the Chestnut
Island Historical Society - The mission of the Shelter
Island Historical Society is to research, preserve and share our
heritage and island history through education, exhibition,
scholarship and community activities.
Skaneateles Historical Society
- museum and nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to
preserving the history of Skaneateles. Web site offers
data from St. Mary's gravestones, Lakeview Cemetery, and 19th
century newspapers, as well as family files from the Society's
Smithfield Community Association - a not-for-profit
organization formed to preserve the historic buildings and
properties in the hamlet of Peterboro, in Madison County, NY.
Staten Island Historical Society
- The Staten Island Historical Society operates Historic
Richmond Town, an authentic village, museum complex and
archives, interpreting three centuries of daily life and culture
on Staten Island. Many buildings have been restored and are open
Sullivan County Historical Society
- history and genealogy.
Three Village Area
- historical society on the North Shore of Long Island.
Tully Area Historical Society
- south of Syracuse, runs a bookstore and Exhibit Hall
Tioga County Historical Society - an educational
organization which interprets the history of Tioga County, New
York, by collecting and preserving artifacts, operating a
museum, conducting educational programs, and publishing material
on the county.
Thomas Paine National Historical Association - founded
January 29, 1884 in New York City, to commemorate the life and
works of Thomas Paine and to ensure Paine's rightful place in
history as pre-eminent founder of the United States of America.
Tonawanda Historical Society - founded in 1849.
Ulster & Delaware Railroad Historical
Society - focuses on
Catskills and Hudson Valley RR history including U&D, Delaware
and Northern, Catskill Mountain, Catskill and Tannersville, and
Otis Elevating Railroads.
Underground Railroad History Project
of the Capital Region, Inc.
- an effort to research, identify, celebrate, and preserve the
Underground Railroad's story in the Capital Region.
Vestal Historical Society and Museum
discovers and collects material that may help to illustrate the
history of the Town of Vestal and surrounding areas.
Westchester County Historical Society
- library and research center founded in 1874.
Western New York Railway Historical
Society - dedicated to
preserving Western New York's railroad heritage through
restoration projects and other events.
History Center - inspires community memory on both personal
and scholarly levels by preserving and sharing the story of
Yates County through interactive and engaging programs and
Yorktown Historical Society
- fostering public awareness and pride in Yorktown's heritage.
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