Executive Board             

                  President                    Cindy Schallmo                               Vice President            Jane Dall                                    

                  Secretary                    Lisa Hodgkins                                   Treasurer                  Mike Small    Fayetteville Village Rep

                                    

                                                                                                                     

​                                                                Board of Trustees


            Sharon Bailhe

            Hank Chapman                                                         

            Chris Cheney
            Elaine Coppola  
            Dawn Cottrell  

            Karen Green            Town of Manlius Rep
            Sue Anne Erkenbeck
            Sue Heitzman
            Harold Hopkinson 
    Manlius Village Rep
            Doug Jarvis
            Debbie Kelley

            Ilene Layow

            Jeannine Masucci
            Laura Pierie
            Barbara Rivette 
        Town Historian
            Rebecca Shiroff
            Mark Tetley 
   


The Manlius Historical Society was founded in 1976 during the time of our country's bicentennial "fever." Strong volunteer commitment made possible early growth, the collecting of many local artifacts and the development of outstanding exhibits about town history. Professional staff and continued volunteer commitment keep the society involved in the community today. Although located in the village of Manlius, the society is dedicated to serving the whole town of Manlius. We received our permanent charter from the state in 1990, and operate as a not for profit agency with a volunteer board.


In 1978, the Cheney House Research Center, a late 1920s bungalow was donated to the society by the Cheney Family. It contains the Channing Soule Memorial Library, the office, collections storage, and research and meeting space. The library has over 500 volumes and more than 8,000 documents and photographs related to local history. Collections include artifacts produced locally, such as L. & J.G. Stickley furniture and Cheney iron products. Toys, country store artifacts, household items used locally, artwork, clothing, and textiles are also among the society's collections.

The research center and library are generally open Mondays, Wednesday from 10am to 4pm and Thursday 9 to 3. Please call ahead or email to make an appointment and to verify hours. Please be patient as we may have limited availability. Our archival collections and genealogy files focus on the area in and immediately surrounding the town of Manlius, NY, which includes the villages of Manlius, Fayetteville, and Minoa. Individuals interested in a general history of the area should consider purchasing our publication, People and Places Fayetteville, Manlius, Minoa & Neighbors, a tree volume set featuring vignettes and historical accounts of the founding of the town of Manlius. 

The, Manlius Historical Museum, located on the corner of Smith and Scoville Streets, was donated to the society by the local school district in 1976. The largest room offers rotating temporary exhibits each year focusing on local history. Permanent displays include a country kitchen, a general store, school room, and an authentic working blacksmith shop. Volunteer blacksmiths often work at the forge during the museum's open hours.

Mission Statement

THE MANLIUS HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXISTS TO PRESERVE AND PROMOTE THE RICH HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF MANLIUS THROUGH RESEARCH, PRESERVATION AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES.

About Us

(315) 682-6660