Genoa Historical Association

920 State Route 34b
King Ferry, New York 13081


Genoa Historical Association


The Genoa Historical Association was formed in 1987 with the purpose of preserving the history of the Town of Genoa (formed as the Town of Milton in 1789).

In 1989 a one room schoolhouse was renovated and moved to the current site of the Rural Life Museum, home to the Genoa Historical Association.  The facility currently houses a meeting room, records and research room, informational one room schoolhouse, 1810 threshing barn and a replica outhouse constructed by local members.

Since its inception, the museum has provided opportunities for elementary, middle school and high school student tours and research.  Group tours, genealogy research, historical presenters, speakers on topics of local interests, authors, musicians and artists are regular activities.  Memory chats of local areas and businesses are popular programs for the older residents as are boat tours on Cayuga Lake that focus on the past, present and future preservation of the lake.

The Genoa Historical Association also maintains contact with other Cayuga County Historians through the History Coalition of Cayuga County (H3C) and works to cooperatively join forces to bring history to the area on a county level.

Genoa Historical Association is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


Homes and Farms near Cayuga Lake

Drone photography covering the Village of Aurora with Wells College, the Village of Moravia, the Village of Union Springs, the City of Auburn, as well as neighborhoods and farmlands of Genoa.

image of Skaneateles and Lake, April 2005

Photos taken from airplanes around Central New York.

Stereograph of Watkins Glen

Stereographs from around New York State, especially of Watkins Glen, Havana Glen (now Montour Falls), and the gorges and waterfalls around Ithaca.