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Historical programs have been offered to the community for several years on a variety of subjects which center around history and historical events in our region, state or nation.  Presenters are specialists in the topic and always welcome questions.  Programs are offered once a month on Sunday at 7pm from May to October in the museum's Community Room.  All programs are free and open to the public.  A sample of past programs included “The Sullivan Trail”, “The Civilian Conservation Corps” and the “Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.”

Summer Program Schedule

Check back often for updates and announcements!

July 16, 2023


How Farming Folk Made Contact with the World


Ruth Bradley, Cayuga County Historian

How isolated farm communities made contact with the wider world. From the development of rural Free Deliver, to the rural Radio Network , to the use of telegraphs and telephones.

October 15, 2023


Historical Presentation of Union Springs and surrounding area


Bill Hecht

Recognition of 175th anniversary of the Village of Union Springs and 200th anniversary of Town of Springport, Bill Hecht will be sharing photos, historical documents, maps, newspaper clippings and more.

May 21, 2023

10pm - 5pm

Fine Art Show & Sale


Over 16 local artists and artisans from the local area. Guest artists - Kari & Diego Ruiz. Painting demonstration by Kari at 2:30pm

June 4, 2023


Mobsters, Molls and Murder


John Lamphere

Prohibition was a major factor in organized crime. This presentation is on people involved, mostly NYS crime individuals

September 17, 2023


Raptors of Upstate New York


Steve Kress, Cornell Ornithology

Using magnificent photography, the program will help you learn how to identify the common hawks, eagles, ospreys and vultures at a distance. Raptors live in every habitat and are among the most accomplished migrants.

August 20, 2023


Haudenosaunee Women & Their Teachings


Jeanne Shenandoah

Teachings and beliefs of the Onondagans

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