Gary McConnell – Local Farm Life  

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 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.                                                                                                                             

We look forward to your contribution to our website.  Please email your personal stories of life in Mexico to

                                                                                                                    Our History

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

Welcome to

Mexico Historical Society​

We are open for tours of the Starr Clark Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, from April to December 5, 2020.  Due to COVID 19 reservations are required and may be made by contacting Jim at or 315-963-7853.  Masks and social distancing are required.

​        Benefactors
James Caterson

Wayne & Betty Green

James &  Brenda Hotchkiss
Ramsey Ludington

Chris VanPatten


James & Carol Bannock
Alice Booth
John & Jane Brunson
Doreen Collins
John & Nany Evale
Elsie Farrell
Had & Linda Fravor
Priscilla Heilveil
Jeffrey Jerrett
Marion Jerrett
Paul & Rhea Knittel
Spencer & Ann Ludington
Sandra Scott
Paul Vautrin


Jim Magnuson 
                     Marilyn Marks
                      Tammy Lamb
                       Sandra Scott

Thank you for your support!

Diane Alder
Greg D. Bayne
Helen Breitbeck
Katie Curry
Wayne & Betty Green
Debbie Larrabee
Louise Meyer
Laurence Rector
Michelle Hammer Nearbin
Dick & Linda Salley
Dan & Alma Scaggs
Jim & Kelly Spicer
Helen Trexler
Alice Vaughn
Charles & Susan Vaughn

Rich & Leslie Lacross - Historic Log Cabin Restoration 

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

​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   

Wayne Green
Marie Hartwell
Doanne Hurlbut
Rich LaCrosse


We keep finding some interesting things  in the Chandler & Ames Bank Building!