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

The House of History
Museum   |  Tours Available


FEATURING

Tours

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
1877-1881

Winter Hours 2017-2018
September through May

 

 The museum is closed for the winter. However, you are able to schedule tours by appointment.  Please either call (518-483-2750) or email (fcohms@northnet.org) and we will respond promptly.


 

rAdmission:

$5.00 Adults

$3.00 Children

OUR MISSION

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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