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Schuyler County Historical Society

Our Museums and Operations are partially funded by a grant administered by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and authorized by the Schuyler County Legislature.  Your donation will provide us with the opportunity to better serve our mission.
Donations to the Schuyler County Historical Society are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Without the generosity of the public we would not be able to continue our mission.

Please send your check or money order to:
Schuyler County Historical Society
P.O. Box 651
Montour Falls, NY 14865

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Welcome to the Schuyler County Historical Society! We are located in Montour Falls, Schuyler County, New York, just south of Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Region. The Society maintains three properties and is headquartered at the Brick Tavern Museum, a large brick Federal-style building built in 1828 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Brick Tavern Museum and the adjacent Wickham Rural Life Center have exhibits relating to Schuyler County’s rich history. Our collections include artifacts, books and documents concerning the county's people and events, valuable to genealogists and researchers. Museum admission is free, donations are welcome. A fee is charged non-members to use our research resources. 

The Barton family overlooking Montour Falls 

Brick Tavern Museum Open Hours

All Year:  Open 10am-4pm, Tues. Wed. & Fri.

Thurs.  2pm - 8pm  NEW

July & August:  Same as above but includes

 Saturdays, 10am-2pm, see "News"

The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays

CLOSED Dec, 22, 2018 - Jan. 1, 2019

If Odessa-Montour Central School District schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Museum also will be closed.

The 29th governor of New York State was David Bennett Hill. He was born in Havana (the prior name of Montour Falls) in 1843. He served two terms, from 1885 through 1892. He died in 1910 and is buried in Montour Falls. The first execution by the electric chair took place during his term.

Schuyler County Historical Society

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