Designated Franklin County, NY Historian by the Franklin County Legislature
Designated Town & Village Historian for Malone, NY
Job Opening -  The Mission Support Specialist provides support to the Board of Trustees, volunteers, members, and the general public. This important, part-time position is responsible for a wide range of administrative and museum-related duties. These include processing email and physical correspondence; answering the phone; assisting members, volunteers, and the public with requests for information; data entry; clerical support; historical research and transcription; assisting with collections processing; helping with museum tours; and the daily opening and closing of the museum. For more information, please see our Job Opening tab under "More."

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About Us

FCHMS was incorporated in 1903 by a group of prominent citizens and reorganized in 1963.  Our museum and headquarters are located at The House of History, an 1864 Tuscan-style brick home one block from Main Street in Malone, NY. The Schryer Center for Historical & Genealogical Research is located in the renovated Carriage House on said premises.  The Society's collections, records and daily operations moved to The House of History in 1973 when it was purchased from the Kirk Family.

Welcome to FCHMS

Here at FCHMS we are all about Franklin County History!  In addition to being dedicated to the preservation, collection and exhibition of artifacts and materials related to Franklin County's unique heritage, our mission is to initiate, promote, and coordinate educational programs and events for the benefit of residents and visitors to Franklin County, and to encourage and facilitate research into the life and history of the area.

If we can be of any assistance, please call us, email us, or stop on by!

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