Following the American Revolution, settlers looking for new opportunities began to migrate to what was then part of the American Frontier – the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. In 1854, to accommodate the growing number of new towns in the area, Schuyler County, near Seneca Lake, was founded.
Today, located in the county seat of Montour Falls, the Schuyler County Historical Society continues its mission to preserve the history of the Schuyler area. The Society maintains three buildings — the Lee School, a one-room schoolhouse from 1884, the Wedgewood School which is slated to become a center of learning on the area’s agricultural history, and the Brick Tavern, an 1828 building that houses the Society’s research library and period exhibits.
In the heart of the Finger Lakes, the Schuyler County Historical Society offers visitors a window into the past on New York’s Path Through History.
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Schuyler County Historical Society