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!

Upcoming Events

May Monthly Program Meeting

Last Shot Distillery   Please join us on Tuesday, May…

7:30 pm Museum at The Creamery, 28 Hannum St.

June Monthly Program Meeting

Skaneateles Festival History   Please join us on Tuesday, June…

7:30 pm Museum at The Creamery, 28 Hannum St.

Annual Fund Drive

Each spring the Society conducts a fund drive which is well supported by our members. These funds are used for the day-to-day operations of The Museum at The Creamery and the maintenance of our archives. We urge everyone who is interested in keeping our heritage alive to contribute. To do so, click the button below.

Our Goal is: $30,000.00

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