Welcome!

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

February Monthly Program Meeting

Dr. Neil Murphy, Jr. will present our program on Tuesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. at The Museum at The Creamery.

The Source of Water for Onondaga County and the Potential Impact of Climate Change

Dr. Murphy is Senior Fellow for Environmental and Sustainable Systems at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and was President from 2000-2013. His technical expertise lies in the areas of environmental science and engineering, hazardous waste management, renewable energy systems, limnology, urban runoff planning, and industrial wastewater treatment. And, he’s a long-time summer resident of Skaneateles Lake.

The City of Syracuse started taking their drinking water from Skaneateles Lake around 1890. While much has been written about the history of the “water steal,” this program will be an interesting look at future concerns that could be influenced by climate change.

Please join us, and bring a friend or neighbor. Refreshments will be served.

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