The Manlius Historical Society exists to preserve and foster an appreciation of the history and heritage of Central New York, with special emphasis on the Town of Manlius, New York.
Cheney House Research Center
109 Pleasant Street, Manlius, NY 13104
In 1978, this late 1920s bungalow was donated to the society by the Cheney family. It contains the Channing Soule Memorial Library, the office, collections storage, and research and meeting space. The library has over 500 volumes and more than 8,000 documents and photographs related to local history. Collections include artifacts produced locally, such as L. & J.G. Stickley furniture and Cheney iron products. Toys, country store artifacts, household items used locally, artwork, clothing, and textiles are also among the society's collections.
Due to limited staff availability, please contact us in advance to make a research appointment.
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday morning, by appointment only
Manlius Historical Museum
101 Scoville Avenue, Manlius, NY 13104
This house on the corner of Smith and Scoville Strees was donated to the society by the local school district in 1976. Its largest room offers rotating temporary exhibits each year, which focus on local history. Permanant displays include a country kitchen, a general store, a school room, and an authentic working blacksmith shop. Volunteer blacksmiths often work at the forge during the museum's open hours.
Saturdays, 11am to 3pm (seasonally)
Group tours available upon request.
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Programs & Events
The Board and volunteers of the Manlius Historical Society are always planning great programs and events for our community! Check our EVENTS page to keep up on upcoming programs; also try our website, www.ManliusShow.com for more information about our annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, held in the fall, and the annual Antique Show & Sale held in the spring. Become a member (check our MEMBERS page) and receive notice of all events in the Seraph newsletter, by e-mail and special mailings.