Town of Manlius Historical Society
The Manlius Historical Society is dedicated to serving the Town of Manlius by preserving and fostering an appreciation of the history and heritage of Central New York, with special emphasis on the Town of Manlius, New York.
We have two buildings, the Cheney House and the Museum. The Cheney House contains the office, library and our collection (photos, documents, maps, files, etc.) Cheney House is available to researchers during office hours. The museum has permanent displays as well as a rotating exhibits.
Attached to the museum is an authentic working Blacksmith Shop and an authentic non-working Outhouse. Our museum's front lawn is decorated with an herb garden maintained by our sister organization, the Manlius Herb Club.
Once a month, we feature a special program, such as, walking tours, speakers, movie nights, and many more. During the year, we sponsor two fundraisers. The Antique Show is in February/March and the Arts and Crafts Festival in October. We are very fortunate to have in our shows the best antique dealers and artists/crafters around.
Tours of the Cheney House and Museum are available upon request. So feel free to call and make arrangements.
Your donations help:
Your shopping donations help the Manlius Historical Society raise money for handicapped ramps for both buildings and paved parking for the museum. Donations also help improve recording collections for better access by the community and more.
There are many ways you can get involved.
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