We welcome new members and volunteers. We have many events and projects throughout the year. Become a member, make a donation, or contact us if you are interested in volunteer opportunities for yourself or your group.
The Mexico Historical Society is a group of people from all walks of life, who are interested in learning about, documenting, preserving and making available to the public, information and artifacts that illuminate and honor the people, events and way of life of the area’s past. The society actively solicits, collects, archives and maintains materials of local historical significance. The Historical Society is dedicated to public service. It holds monthly meetings throughout the summer months in which free programs of local historic interest are presented to society members and the community at large. The society has sponsored and authored a variety of publications germane to Mexico’s history. It maintains records available to individuals and groups for research. The Society provides scheduled as well as flexible museum operating hours and conducts numerous educational tours for students throughout the year.
1973: The Society is formed with Town Historian Euloda Fetcha as president.
1976: Artifacts formerly housed in the Mexico High School museum are turned over to the Historical Society for safe keeping and storage in the historian’s basement.
1979: The society receives a provisional charter to maintain a museum.
1980: The Town of Mexico acquires the building on South Jefferson Street which would become the Mexico Museum.
1981: The Historical Society begins over 40 years of museum operation and acquisition and care of museum artifacts.
1983: The society is granted its absolute charter.
2005: The society purchases and refurbishes the building on Main Street that will become the Starr Clark Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum.
2015:The Star Clark Tin Shop and Underground Rail Road Museum opens to the public.
2020:The society acquires the brick building immediately adjacent to the tin shop museum, initially to serve as storage space for museum artifacts.
The Mexico Historical Society strives to continue its proud legacy of many years of service to the community.
3250 Main St., P O Box 331, Mexico, NY 13114 USA
Mexico Historical Society
MEETING CANCELLATION NOTICE
The Mexico Historical Society regrets to announce that the April 9 meeting and subsequent monthly meetings are hereby cancelled until authorities declare an end to the coronavirus pandemic.
The election of officers scheduled for the April meeting will be conducted by way of electronic communication on a date and by means to be announced. Visit our new website, www.mexiconyhistoricalsociety.com for election details, and amended monthly meeting schedule when available, society news and local historical information.
We look forward to a time, hopefully soon, when monthly meetings will be reinstated and we can personally greet and thank members for their generous financial support. It is this vital and much appreciated assistance that will enable us to restore the Chandler Bank Building and to continue the Starr Clark Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum’s mission of preserving and sharing our local history.
Rich & Leslie Lacross - Historic Log Cabin Restoration
Some 2019 Programs offered by the Mexico Historical Society
2019 Historical Officers
President ……………….........…..Allie Proud Vice President …..………..Bonnie Loforte
Secretary……….….…..………... Betty Green
Treasurer ……………..…. James Hotchkiss
2019 Board of Trustees
We keep finding some interesting things in the Chandler Bank Building!
Gary McConnell – Local Farm Life