The Skaneateles Historical Society welcomes you to our web site where you can learn about the history of our Town and Village and view the archival records of the people who lived here almost from the beginning.

In keeping with our mission statement we have assembled many collections of records, photos, newspaper articles and artifacts which are available at our Museum at The Creamery to residents and visitors without an admission charge (donations are welcome). Our goal at the Creamery is to educate and amaze our visitors with outstanding exhibits showing Skaneateles craftsmanship and industry over the past 220 plus years.

Skaneateles Lake is so important to our region, we have dedicated resources to educating visitors on its history and current status. Visitors can learn about our world-famous lake, by using our Lake Model, interacting with its information panel and a large display screen.

Our Research Library is open every Friday for those who wish to research family or local history with the guidance of volunteers who know the archives and how to help.

Come and visit us soon!

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Annual Fund Drive

As we celebrate our twenty-fifth year as the Museum at The Creamery, we want to sincerely thank you for your past support of the Skaneateles Historical Society. In addition to rehabilitating the original Creamery, without your generous donations we would never have been able to bring you the museum expansion in 2011 and the depth of exhibits and programming we are proud to provide. As you know, this is our largest annual fund-raising effort and will enable us to redesign our original exhibit space, develop streetscape improvements, further our popular program series and continue to provide free admission to the Museum. So please make your donation today.

Our Goal is: $25,000.00

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