Waterloo Library & Historical Society
Waterloo, NY 13165
Phone: (315) 539-3313
The Waterloo Library and Historical Society (WLHS) is located in historic Waterloo, New York, the birthplace of Memorial Day. The library was founded in 1875 and is one of New York State’s oldest libraries operating under its original charter. The library houses a vast collection of volumes and a wide variety of programs for the entire family.
The charming Queen Anne Victorian style library building is home to Fatzinger Hall. Fatzinger Hall is a 140-seat venue that hosts many performance events and is available for booking. Featured presentations during the year include theatrical productions, concerts, readings, and lectures.
Terwilliger Hall was annexed to the original library in 1960 and traces the history of Waterloo. Named after Waterloo Resident Charles P. Terwilliger, the annex collections include authentic full-size vehicles, Native American artifacts, original maps, photographs, currency, antique guns, dolls, the first pianos manufactured in Waterloo and much more.
Waterloo Library & Historical Society is a member of the South Central Regional Library Council.