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

Summer Hours 2019 

June 1 - August 31

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 1pm-4pm

Wenesday: 1pm-4pm

Thursday: 1pm-4pm

Friday: 1pm-4pm

And by appointment

Please call (518)483-2750 

or email (

and double check our hours for the day, as they are subject to change. We are a volunteer run organization.



$5.00 Adults

$3.00 Children



     518-483-2750                                                                          PO Box 388  |  51 Milwaukee Street | Malone, NY 12953                                             

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 structure in 1863-1864.  Martha P. Soper in turn purchased 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 marriage to Malone businessman F. Roy Kirk, until her death in 1973.

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