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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. Donations help us fulfill our mission to preserve and share the history of Schuyler County.


Donations to the Schuyler County Historical Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!

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. The Lee School Museum, a one-room school on Route 14 south of the Brick Tavern Museum, also is on the National Register of Historic Places. Admission to all museums is free, but donations are welcome. A fee is charged non-members to use our research resources. 


Copyright 2019

Schuyler County Historical Society

 108 N. Catharine St./Route 14

 P.O. Box 651

 Montour Falls, NY 14865

 The Schuyler County Historical Society is supported in part by a TAP grant administered by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce


Brick Tavern Museum and

Wickham Rural Life Center


1952 Route 14

Montour Falls, NY 14865

Open for scheduled events

and by appointment.

​NEXT OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 12, 2019

Lee School


108 N. Catharine St./Route 14

Montour Falls, NY 14865

Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Thursday  2 - 8 p.m.  

Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m , July, August & September


Call us at (607) 535-9741

or email info@schuylerhistory.org


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.

​A couple of images from the current special exhibit about the one-room schools of Schuyler County. The exhibit will be in place through the end of July.

Did you know?

Schuyler County Historical Society

Current special exhibit at the    Brick Tavern Museum:  

One-Room Schools