Engagement With Education

Town of Mendon Historical Society - This Instrument Witnesseth That the Regents of The University of the State of New York have amended the provisional charter of Town of Mendon Historical Society, located at Mendon, county of Monroe, state of New York, which was granted by the Board of Regents on July 28, 1961, by changing the name of the corporation to Honeoye Falls-Town of Mendon Historical Society and that this provisional charter, as so amended, have granted to Town of Mendon Historical Society this absolute charter, and have amended the said corporation with all its powers, privileges, and duties.

As an organization chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, a core component of our mission is to engage with grade school students to enhance their understanding and appreciation of local history. While our museum is open to the public from 2-4 pm on Sundays, the museum, our one-room schoolhouse, and our volunteers are available for educational purposes, upon request, at any time.

We have content and offerings that complement learning for all grades, but we are most typically involved with students during the following grades and focus areas documented in the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework:

  • Grade 2: My Community and Other United States Communities
  • Grade 4: Local History and Local Government
  • Grade 7: History of the United States and New York – I

Additionally, during grades 10–12, we offer opportunities for students to fulfill their National Honor Society community service requirements by working alongside our museum staff to cultivate, document and archive historic artifacts; act as docents during operating hours; and assist in the creation of history displays, among many other things.

We actively encourage teachers to reach out to us to discuss how we can become a part of their students’ learning. Whether you are a parent or a teacher interested in any of the above, please reach out to Drew D. Saur, society president, at 585-624-5148 (home), 585-281-0014 (cell) or president@hfmhistorical.org.