Spencer Historical Society

22 Center Street
Spencer, New York 14883


Spencer Historical Society


Dedicated to preserving the history of Spencer, New York, in Tioga County.

The museum features a large room of artifacts, displays, records, and genealogy of the people and town.

Spencer Historical Society is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.


an older Finnish woman sits in a sauna

Materials about the Finnish community of Spencer, including clippings about the Van Etten Communist Camp.

article about the location of the new glove factory

Newspaper clippings and other material about the glove industry of Spencer, NY.

North Main Street: Emmons Store

Photographs compiled and annotated by town historian Jean Alve.

Spencer Looking North

Photographs and ephemera of Spencer, NY, including class pictures, farms, hotels, and more glimpses of the community.

Two rows of uniformed men around a horse drawn but horse-less fire engine

Photographs of the Spencer Chemical Company, firefighters in Spencer.

Spencer Tax Collection Document

Tax assessment records and other documents from the 19th century.