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Honeoye Falls - Town of Mendon
Historical Society

The Honeoye Falls - Town of Mendon Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of local history and the education of the community. The Society operates a museum located at One Harry Allen Park, which is open to the public Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4.

Both the museum and one-room schoolhouse (pictured above) provide educational programs to first and fourth grade classes from the HF-L School District as well as other local districts. The Society conducts eight educational meetings, held at the Mendon Community Center, each year (open to the public) and co-sponsors the annual Festival-on-the-Green. The Society also sponsors an annual Christmas social at the schoolhouse.

The Society was chartered by the New York State Education Department on July 28, 1961 and is classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to the Society are tax-deductible.

Complete 2018 Program, Membership Brochure and e-Calendar

For a complete listing of our 2018 programs, please view our 2018 Program and Membership Brochure as a downloadable and printable PDF.

In addition, a handy, single iCalendar file that will populate your e-calendars (Outlook, Gmail, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) with all ten 2018 programs automatically.

The 2018 President's Letter is also available for download.

Next Program: November 1, 2018

Preserving Your Family Treasures
by Leah Hamilton, Executive Director, Phelps Library

NOTE: The October 4th meeting and presentation (on Honeoye Falls Railroads) has unfortunately had to be cancelled. We are trying to reschedule for early 2019. Stay tuned!

The November 1, 2018 meeting of the Honeoye Falls - Town of Mendon Historical Society will feature Leah Hamilton, the Executive Director of the Phelps Library. The title of Leah's presentation is "Preserving Your Family Treasures."

Proper care and maintenance of your family heirlooms and works of art will ensure that they are available for future generations to enjoy. Expert Leah Hamilton will give participants tips about storing photos (both paper and digital, family papers and mementos, and fabric treasures (quilts, dresses, etc.). You are welcome to bring one item to ask Leah about preserving.

In January 2013, Leah was appointed as Director for the Phelps Library. She wholeheartedly believes in community building, collaboration, and being courageous with high-quality public education for all. In October 2013, Leah was honored as Director of the Year by the Pioneer Library System, and in 2017, she was the recipient of the statewide Moshier/Wynkoop Award for Distinguished Librarianship by the Public Libraries Section of the New York Library Association. Leah acts as a Library Educator, Consultant and Presenter for school districts, BOCES, libraries and library systems, and organizations regionally, statewide, and nationally.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 PM on Thursday, November 1st at the Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main Street, Honeoye Falls. This facility is handicapped accessible. The meeting is open to the public. For information call 624-5655.

Visiting the Museum

The museum is located in an historical building - namely the carriage barn of the Wilcox House, an early hotel at the four corners of Honeoye Falls. The museum has an excellent display of Indian artifacts dating from the Lomoka Period (2500 BC) through the Iroquois Period when the Seneca inhabited this area. Pioneer days of Honeoye Falls through the present day are well documented depicting the lifestyles of the times since 1791.

Museum address:
1 Allen Park Dr.
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472

(585) 624-5660

Open Sundays, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Open other times by appointment.

Writing Us

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 26
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472