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The Made History in 2018

by Susan Parsons Monthly speakers for the Sterling Historical Society produced educational and historic information along with providing entertainment to members and guests in 2018. At the April meeting, Rob … Continue reading

Caboose Photos

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

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