Seneca Falls Historical Society
This beautiful Victorian-era home is the headquarters of the Seneca Falls Historical Society which was established in 1896. The house was built around 1855 in the Italianate style and was converted to the Queen Anne style around 1875. The Society preserves and promotes the area's rich history through exhibits, its large collection, and the various educational and entertainment events it offers throughout the year. The house also contains original and period furnishings.
Backstory and Context
The collection of the Seneca Falls Historical Society is large, comprising around 200,000 historical items and artifacts, and 20,000 photographs. Items in the collection include books, ledgers, diaries, clothing, Civil War accounts, documents related to the women's rights movement, and genealogy records. All of these are available for research. Additionally, behind the house is a c.1895 tower clock that used to be atop the Hoskins Block building.
Photos: Seneca Falls Historical Society