Author Archives: Sterling Historical Society

Caboose Photos

Sterling Ladies

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 our ladies gathered at Sterling Historical Society’s monthly meeting to share their thoughts and memories of growing up in Sterling.  

Oswego County Search and Rescue Team by Jim Farfaglia

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Jim Farfaglia shared some of the stories in his book, Pioneers: the Story of Oswego County’s Search and Rescue Team. This was the first professional … Continue reading

The Columbia Doll Story by Christine Ruttan Castglia

At the end of the 19th Century, a time when most women did not pursue higher education or careers, two sisters from Oswego Town did just that. Step back in time and … Continue reading

The Caboose Has Arrived

Old 19216 is resting comfortable in it’s new home at the Little Red Schoolhouse Museum & Sterling Heritage Park. Thank you to all that help and thank you to Tartaglia … Continue reading

A Caboose Takes a Ride

After 35 years, a 1917 New York Central 20 ton railroad caboose will be moved this Friday, July 28, at 9 AM from Hannibal to its new home at Sterling … Continue reading

Getting to know our Native American Neighbors by George DeMass

Drawing on his relationships and experiences with the Iroquois and the Lakota Sioux, George DeMass presented this talk entitled Getting to know our Native American Neighbors at the Sterling Historical … Continue reading

Old Book – New Printing

Trails, Sails and Rails     by Raymond T. Sant Limited printing.  For the first time in over 40 years Ray Sant’s History of Fair Haven and Sterling will be reprinted. … Continue reading

Annual Banquet – June 10th

Noted Civil War Historian, John Lamphere, will be the speaker at the Historical Society’s Annual Banquet Friday, June 10th. Please Join Us Mr. Lamphere will be speaking on “Our Little Corner … Continue reading

2016 May Meeting – VIDEO Telephone History 1876-Present

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Alex Seymore presented this talk on telephnes from 1876 to present at the monthly meeting of the Sterling Historical Society.

They Made History in 2015

During the monthly meetings of 2015, the Sterling Historical Society presented an assortment of programs about the history of our general area. Dressed in Rosie the Riveter type clothing, Hellen … Continue reading

President’s Message 2015

Whew-1 year down and how fast it flew. It seemed like one job would get started and three were going before you knew it. A new roof was put on … Continue reading

President’s Message 2014

Harry Snyder – Past President 2013 will soon become history; but the things that were accomplished by the members of the Sterling Historical Society this year will long be remembered. … Continue reading

They Made History in 2013

During 2013, the Sterling Historical Society presented diverse programming at its monthly meetings. Author Susan Peterson Gateley spoke of Lake Ontario being “borne of ice” 10,000 years ago, during the ice … Continue reading

Town of Sterling

TOWN OF STERLING Named after a Revolutionary officer, Lord Wm. Alexander Sterling.  Set off from Cato 1812.  First grist and saw mill built here in 1813 Erected in 1935 by … Continue reading

Sterling Valley

STERLING VALLEY First settlement made here 1805 by Peter Dumas, a soldier with Lafayette. Earlier called Coopers Mills after John Cooper 1810. Erected in 1935 by the New York State … Continue reading