West Monroe Historical Society » Museums & Historical Sites

Oswego County and its residents have played a unique role in the history of New York State and America. Learn the legend of Silas Town, an American spy and Revolutionary War hero who helped turn the tide of the war, as well as the story of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Hear stories of
the Fort Ontario Refugee Shelter, the only shelter in the United States for victims of war-torn Europe during World War II.

Throughout the county, you’ll discover that the Iroquois, French and British armies, the Oswego Canal, and the Underground Railroad have all left their mark on the pages of time. Explore this fascinating heritage in area museums, historic sites, cemeteries and local libraries. For more information, check out our Historical Guide.

 

Fort Ontario

Fort Ontario- Oswego

 

West Monroe Historical Society

Other 2355 State Route 49 West Monroe NY Work Phone: 315-668-6726
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Biographical Info

Housed in the former West Monroe Grange, the museum contains a collection of locally-produced stoneware, a complete 1940s kitchen, and a large variety of items and photographs centered around West Monroe and communities on the north shore of Oneida Lake. Special exhibits and materials for genealogical research. The society is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and by appointment.

Categories: Attractions, Museums