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Welcome to
Meredith Historical Society

Meredith Historical Society was formed on March 5, 2005. Our mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the town of Meredith and to present historical programs and exhibitions to enhance the public’s knowledge and appreciation of local history.

We have approximately 4,000 photographs, documents and other historical artifacts in our collection that are available for personal research.  We also sponsor monthly historical programs from May through October, which are described under upcoming events.

Meredith is a rural town in Delaware County, NY with a population of 1,588 (2000 Census) and no urban areas, only three hamlets: East Meredith, Meredith, and Meridale.

Recent News

1907, 2017

Bisbee Safe Acquired by Meredith Historical Society

A large safe that was in Bisbee's General Store from 1928 until 1976 when Ruez Bisbee was the town clerk was moved to the new town hall [...]

1407, 2017

Historical Marker Installed Commemorating Samuel A. Law.

In June 2017, Meredith Historical Society installed a New York State historical marker at Meredith Square commemorating Samuel A. Law's founding the town of Meredith [...]

Featured Publications

Meridale Farms

by Frank M. Waterman Francis W. Ayer, a self-made millionaire, founded Meridale Farms in 1888 where he began to improve the Jersey breed of cattle, a hobby [...]

Meredith’s Dairy Barns: Past and Present

by Frank M. Waterman Meredith's dairy barns are a threatened icons of our rural heritage. Of the more than 230 dairy barns that once graced our [...]

Upcoming Events

From the Photo Gallery

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Meredith Historical Society

The Benefits of Membership
The assurance that you are doing your part to preserve a legacy for future generations.
Free admission to our monthly programs (May – October) and other events.
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