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

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July 17, 2022


A Taste of Upstate New York


Chuck D'Imperio

People and stories behind iconic foods developed in Upstate NY. Potato chips, shredded wheat, jello and more. Foodies, history buffs and travel fans will enjoy this delicious all-you-can eat buffet of stories.

August 21, 2022


Beginnings - Trade and Industry


Claire Morehouse

Between 1800-1870, Union Springs was a booming hub of milling, mining, and shipping. The Village was strategically located as a shipping center. The shore was lined with with warehouse, piers, boat yards, and coopers' shops. Mills circled the North Pond. Howland Mill was one of the most productive in the area encouraging farmers to have their grain ground here and then shipped in locally made barrels. Fashionable homes were being constructed. This was a busy place!

October 16, 2022


Haunted Tales, Hoaxes & Strange but True Stories of the Finger Lakes


Walt Gable

Learn about strange reports and yarns in the area. Ghost stories just in time for Halloween. The Spiritualism Movement will be tied in with local communities. Some of these stories are hoaxes, but some are true. Come and find out which ones are which.