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Museums are open by appointment only. 

Please call  Jim at 315-963-7853 or email to make an appointment.

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Chartered by the New York State Department of Education to operate a museum, the society has accumulated, cataloged, and cared for museum artifacts for over forty years.   The organization is able to share the history of Mexico through numerous ​​​Society financed publications, informative public programs, charitable gifts and donations.  Without our volunteers we would not be able to keep our museums maintained and open to the public.

As a non-profit  organization, we depend on membership dues, chartable gifts and donation to be able to offer free programs, research materials  and museum admission to people all ages  and backgrounds.

  Historical Society Officers 
President…………...…….........…..Allie Proud 

Vice President …....………..Bonnie Loforte
Secretary……….…...…..………... Betty Green
Treasurer …………..…..…. James Hotchkiss

    Board of Trustees   
Wayne Green
Barry Haynes
Doanne Hurlbut
Jeffrey Jerrett
Rich LaCrosse​​
Tammy Lamb
Sandra Scott

Mexico Historical Society owns and maintains two museums,Starr Clark Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum and the Chandler-Ames Bank Museum.  These historic buildings house collections and artifacts relative to the history of the town and village of Mexico NY, and are free and open  to those interested in learning more about life and culture of times past.

3250 Main St., P O Box 331, Mexico, NY 13114 USA

​​Welcome to

   Mexico Historical Society​

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.

MHS Mission Statement
 The purposes of this Society are to discover, to collect and to preserve materials and objects germane to the history of the Mexico area, to sponsor writings, publications, and to promote public interest in Mexico’s historical resources.