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Ray Sant Book Second Edition

They Made History in 2016

Varied programs were offered by the Sterling Historical Society in 2016. In April, Dawn Rowe, former Port Byron historian, spoke about her ancestry, including her great, great grandfather, Solomon Culver, … Continue reading

President’s Message 2017

2016…Really– where did this year go? The Historical Society has been extremely busy. April started out with the “A” team not thinking we were doing any large projects. Things were … Continue reading

2016 Ornament – Sterling United Methodist Church

Our newest 2016 Ornament is now available. This year it depicts the Sterling United Methodist Church; “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.”  The Sterling Church celebrated their 160th year – 1856-2016. … Continue reading

2016 July Picnic Meeting – VIDEO Hayward’s Store

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016 our annual picnic meeting was held at the Hayward Store on Main Street in Fair Haven. Granddaughters of Fred and Nora Hayward, Jocelyn VanGelder and … 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.

2016 April Meeting – VIDEO The Culver Family of Sterling

On Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Dawn Roe presented this talk on her Culver family ancestors 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 2016

       Boy if I thought my first year was busy, then I was mistaken compared with the second… April came and the “A team” got started right off the bat. First … Continue reading

Dedication of the Don Richardson Schoolroom

To honor Don Richardson for his leadership and many years of service to the Sterling Historical Society the schoolroom exhibit in Sterling’s Little Red Schoolhouse Museum will be dedication as the Don Richardson Schoolroom. … 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

The Quest for Eliza’s Diaries

We’ve come across something unique in Fair Haven’s history. Eliza Howell wrote personal diaries from 1871-1878. Continue reading