Town of Pompey Historical Society

8347 U.S. Route 20
Manlius, New York 13104

Anne Shelly - 315-682-4729 -

Town of Pompey Historical Society


The Town of Pompey Historical Society was established in 1976 as a result of the United States Bicentennial Celebration. The Town of Pompey Bicentennial Committee had planned two weeks of activities to celebrate this memorable occasion. The committee wanted to have lasting tributes after July 1976. It was decided that organizing a historical society and writing and publishing a two-volume book (Pompey, Our Town in Profile) would accomplish that goal.

Members of the PHS collect, acquire, preserve and catalog not only objects but oral traditions and recorded information about the Town of Pompey. We share this information through meetings, exhibits, publications, and educational programs. We also are responding to a growing number of genealogical inquiries. These activities are made possible by donations, fundraisers and grants from government as well as private foundations and agencies. Membership contributions are also a major source of income for the Society - we need your support!

The campus consists of the William G. Pomeroy Research Center and Museum, the Pomeroy - Coe Heritage Center, and Pompey Center One Room Schoolhouse. The Town of Pompey Historical Museum and Research Center is located across from the Town Hall at the corner of Pompey Center Road and Route 20.

Town of Pompey Historical Society is a member of the Central New York Library Resources Council.


Lewis Boys

This collection includes photographs from Gary Lyon and LeRoy Clapp and depict buildings, people and landscapes in the rural community of Pompey, New York.

JC Perry Collection

This collection contains drawings and paintings by John Calvin Perry, an artist from Central New York, who lived from 1837-1894.