To say that the Union-Endicott area is rich in history would be an understatement. The earliest inhabitants made stone tools on the banks of Nanticoke Creek, 19th century immigrant workers filled local factories and supplied our nation with shoes, more recently, engineers developed pioneering technology and machines that changed the world.
The Union Historical Society was organized in 1989 to collect, preserve and display artifacts, relics, photographs and other items of local history. Today, these items are displayed at the Union Historical Society Museum on Endicott’s historic Washington Avenue.
Divided into two main sections, the entire ground floor of the museum is devoted to the history of IBM, a world leader in the early development of computer technology that got its start just up the Avenue from the museum. Upstairs there is a large exhibit covering another manufacturing giant that got its start in the area, the Endicott-Johnson Corporation. Several other exhibits contain Indian artifacts and other items concerning local history.
The Old village of Union Historical Society on “the Avenue” in Endicott is another important stop along New Yorks Path Trough History.
Photos Courtesy of:
The Broome County Historical Society