Southampton, New York
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
This is the only trade shop built in the 1600s in America that has been in continuous use and in its original location. Originally a dry goods store, it was purchased in 1717 by Francis Pelletreau who immigrated to Southampton from New York City to develop his business producing oil and candles from whales that drifted to Southampton beaches. His grandson Elias Pelletreau occupied the building between 1750 and 1810 making jewelry, shoe buckles, tankards, silverware, etc.
Granville, New York
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Natural History, Nature Centers, Science, Specialized
The Pember Museum of Natural History and the Pember Nature Preserve provide programs, exhibits and activities for the people of eastern New York and western Vermont. It is the only institution of its kind in the region and serves large numbers of school children each year. The Museum and Preserve offer lectures, field trips, environmental studies, tours, hikes, day camps, outreach and many other special programs.
Crown Point, New York
Church, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Military
Located on a 500-acre farm, the Penfield Homestead Museum exhibits objects from daily life in the mid-1800s. A pond-side walking tour will carry you by the ruins of a nineteenth-century iron town and the Congregational Church where its workers and their families worshipped.
We are a regional historical records repository, housing genealogical files, maps, church records, and business records of the Crown Point Iron Company.
Fairport, New York
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
We are privileged to have the use of the former Fairport Public Library as home to the Perinton Historical Society and location of our collections and archives. This building is owned by the Village of Fairport and in 2008 was designated a landmark by the Village of Fairport Preservation Commission.
Brooklyn, New York
Culture, History, Historic House, Park
The Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum is the oldest structure in New York City and dates back to the time of New Amsterdam. The house was occupied by the Wyckoff Family from 1652 - 1901. It is due to the diligent efforts of the Wyckoff family that this monument of Colonial Brooklyn still stands, in its original spot, today.