Somers Historical Society

335 Route 202
Somers, NY 10589
Phone: 914-277-4977

Somers Historical Society


Somers Historical Society, founded in 1956, collects, maintains and exhibits material related to local history and the development of the early American Circus. The Museum houses permanent and changing exhibitions, a research facility, and a significant collection which includes paintings, prints, photographs, ephemera, advertisements, early documents, diaries, account books, furniture, textiles, and a miniature circus. The Society also oversees and interprets The Wright Reis Homestead, a Town-owned historic house museum.The Society offers free cultural and educational programs, as well as guided tours of the historic properties in the Town of Somers.

Somers Historical Society is a member of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.


Mabel Addis Oral History Collection

Interviews conducted in the 1970s and 80s on Somers history topics spanning nearly 150 years.

Somers Circus Collection

Photographs, posters, and ephemera relating to the earliest establishment of the circus and menageries in America.

Somers Local History Collection

Images, documents, and artifacts relating to the people, places, and events of Somers, Westchester County, New York, and adjoining areas.

Somers Wright Reis Collection

Photos of Caroline Wright Reis and the Wright Reis homestead as well as ephemera documenting Wright Reis’ daily life.