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A special exhibit presented by the Schuyler County Historical Society will mark the end of World War II and honor county residents’ war involvement, both military and civilian.

“Schuyler Answered the Call” will open on Sept. 2 in the Gallery of the Brick Tavern Museum in Montour Falls. The special exhibit will be in place through the end of 2020. With community participation, the focus will be on the individuals who served.

World War II ended on Sept. 2, 1945, when Japan signed surrender documents in a ceremony on the deck of the American battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo harbor.

Fighting in Europe had ended in May. Although World War II began with Nazi Germany's attack on Poland in 

​​The audio tour of the Brick Tavern Museum is available on your smart phone as an app. Simply download the UNIGUIDE app from the Google Store and look for our tour as "Brick Tavern." 

September 1939, the  United States did not enter the war until after Japan bombed the American fleet in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

Nearly 40 men and women from Schuyler County died in service during the war. Many, many more who served returned home to Schuyler to raise families and build their communities.

The Historical Society is inviting the public to help create the special exhibit by providing information about county residents who served the war effort, either in military or civilian roles. A required form asks for details such as where the person served and what he or she did after the war. Exhibit organizers also are asking for a photograph.

To download and print a form, click here.

All submissions for the “Schuyler Answered the Call” exhibit will be placed in the Historical Society’s permanent collections.

For more information about the exhibit and how to participate, call (607) 535-9741 or email 

The forms must be returned to the Historical Society by July 17. 


The Schuyler County Historical Society depends on the support of individuals and businesses for our mission to preserve the history of Schuyler County and share it through events, exhibits and programs for the community.  

The Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit  organization.  We will send a donation receipt for your records and a heartfelt thank you in response.  

Please send your check or money order to:

Schuyler County Historical Society
P.O. Box 651
Montour Falls, NY  14865

or donate by credit card through PayPal.


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Historical Society Marking End of World War II by
Honoring Schuyler Residents’ War Involvement

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