Designated Franklin County, NY Historian by the Franklin County Legislature
Designated Town & Village Historian for Malone, NY
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 artificacts and materials related to Franklin County's unique heritiage, 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 assitance, please call us, email us, or stop on by!

About Us

FCHMS was incorporated in 1903 by a group of prominent citizens and reorganzied in 1963.  Our museum and headquaters 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.

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