Stephentown Historical Society was formed in 1973 to bring together
those interested in the history of the town. Since then,
members have been gathering artifacts, documents, photographs, and
historical and genealogical information to be preserved, displayed, and
1988 the Society purchased the long disused Methodist Episcopal Church
as a home for itself and its collections. The organization
has worked to restore and preserve the 1870 structure, now called the
Stephentown Heritage Center, and make it a repository for the
collections, a library for genealogical and historical research, and a
meeting place for the society.
collections comprise artifacts of a rural farming community, items from
the days when the Rutland Railroad served the town, several dioramas of
scenes from the past, family history and genealogical documents and
summaries, maps and more.
The Society holds monthly program meetings featuring a topic of local
or regional interest. Several community-wide events are
planned each year, both educational and for fund-raising. It
publishes a newsletter and several volumes of town history.
Society is a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of New
York and holds a 501(c)(3) tax status. It is run by a board
elected by the membership.
more information, download our Brochure
or contact the Society via E-mail.