2020 Programs Cancelled


In support of ongoing efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Meredith Historical Society will remain closed for public events until further notice. We will not hold our annual meeting scheduled for May 21st or any of the programs scheduled for this year until it is safe to do so. Hopefully, the coronavirus [...]

Restoration of Meredith Square Cemetery


Meredith Historical Society has received funds from the Bert Santora Charitable Trust to begin restoration work in the Meredith Square Cemetery this summer.  Most of the headstones in this historic cemetery have either fallen over or are in the process of doing so.  The goal is to reset approximately 50 headstones this year.

New York State Historical Marker for Henderson Brother’s Store


Meredith Historical Society will erect a New York historical marker in May 2020 commemorating the Henderson Brother's General Store that served the people in East Meredith from 1890 to 1970.  The sign was funded by the Bert Santora Charitable Trust.   The historical society will hold a program about the history of this store on May [...]

New York Historical Marker for Meredith Square Cemetery


Meredith Historical Society has been awarded a grant by the Pomeroy Foundation to erect a New York State historical marker to commemorate Meredith Square Cemetery.   This historic cemetery, which dates to the early 1800s, contains the graves of our early settlers, and veterans of the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and Civil Wars.  [...]

Historical Marker Installed Commemorating Bristol Tavern


    Meredith Historical Society installed a New York State historical marker commemorating Bristol Tavern in West Meredith in June of 2018.  Amos Bristol and wife Jerusha Pratt ran a tavern here in the early 1800s for travelers on the Susquehanna Turnpike.This historic federal style building, which was built circa 1800, is being restored by owners Jeffrey and Sharon [...]

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 in 1976 before Bisbee's store burned.  The safe reportedly weighs about 3,000 pounds and has "Town of Meredith" painted on it.  Now obsolete, the town donated it to Meredith [...]

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 in 1800.  The marker was installed at  the site of the mansion Law built circa 1801.  The mansion burned in 1884 and Frances W. Ayer's summer home, Ayrmont, was [...]

Church Donated to MHS


The congregation of the Charlotte Valley Presbyterian Church has donated their church building in East Meredith to Meredith Historical Society. Thus, the society, which is very grateful for the gift, now has a spacious permanent home.