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Founded in 1896, the Seneca Falls Historical Society is an invaluable resource for local and regional history, life, and culture. Our extraordinary collections tell the story of Seneca Falls through thousands of rare and unique documents, archival records, artifacts, and irreplaceable treasures.

The Seneca Falls Historical Society strives to enhance the understanding of our area’s past and its connection to the present, demonstrating that history is not just a series of events that happened to individuals long ago but is integral to the fabric of our daily lives.

Our 23-room mansion houses our museum, archives, and collections are accessible to anyone with an interest in history. Beyond research, we offer many ways for the public to enjoy our collections including engaging programs, thought-provoking exhibitions, publications, special events, workshops, and more.

We all look forward to your visit!

Postcards, both personal and political, carry sentiments for and in opposition to woman suffrage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

SENECA FALLS, New York – August 9, 2019 – Using an assortment of over 400 vintage postcards, a collector of women’s ephemera, Carol Crossed, tells the story of 19th and early 20th century women’s fight for the right to vote in a new book, Vintage Tweets: Suffrage Era Postcards. A talk and book signing will be held on the opening day of the Suffrage Centennial, August 26, 2019, at the Seneca Falls Historical Society. The women’s rights movement began in the U.S. with a meeting of reformers in Seneca Falls in 1848.

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When: Monday August 26th

Where: Becker Mansion, 55 Cayuga St

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm.


August 23rd – 11 am to 1 pm

Come to the Seneca Falls Historical Society for a FREE Ice Cream Social, while you are enjoying the ice cream, browse through our wonderful collection of books, all marked down specially for this social. Click HERE for more details


We are having our annual Chicken BBQ on August 24 th at the Historical Society! Tickets are available here at the Society for $10..or available here online

Stop in we are open from 9-4:30. Saturday 10-4..


“Wonderful museum offering guided tours and much local history and artifacts related to the history of the 3-story home. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the history of the home and the town of Seneca Falls.”

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