Designated Franklin County, NY Historian by the Franklin County Legislature
Designated Town & Village Historian for Malone, NY

The House of History
Museum   |  Tours Available



Period Rooms

Country Book Store

Museum Collections

Local History Exhibits


Exclusive Showcase of

Original Furnishings &
Belongings of Franklin County's 

William Almon Wheeler

VP of the United States

Winter/Spring Hours 2017
January through June


Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 10am to 2pm

Wednesday - Closed

Thursday - 10am to 2pm

Friday - Closed

Closed Weekends

Tours Available By Appointment


$5.00 Adults

$3.00 Children


Original records show that the house is located on land once owned by Judge Hiram Horton, who sold the land to his daughter, Adeline Holley.  In 1863, the land was purchased by Nathan Knapp, who built the present sturcture in 1863-1864.  Martha P. Soper in turn purchaed the newly built house in 1864 for $3250 and made it her home until 1892.  The Rev. John W. Asworth owned the house for the brief period of 1892-1895, when it was sold to George W. Crooks, a prominent business owner.  Elizabeth Crooks, George's daughter, lived in the house even after her marraige to Malone businessman F. Roy Kirk, until her death in 1973.

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