Welcome to FCHMS

The Franklin County Historical and Museum Society preserves and presents the county's history in a meaningful and accessible way to anyone with past, present or future connections to our county.  Society members passionately engage with Franklin County history to collect, preserve and interpret objects and documents integral to county life and to delight young and old with Franklin County stories in our museum, library and archives.

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.


Board of Trustees Meeting:

First Monday of the Month at the Schryer Center

Upcoming meeting: July 11, 2022 @ 4:00 PM


The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 1-4pm, or by appointment.

The Schryer Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-4pm, or by appointment.

Call 518-483-2750 T-F 12-4pm, or email us anytime.

Latest News


Enjoy the museum from the comfort of your classroom


Sign your students up for our newest effort:

Virtual Fieldtrips to great-great-great grandma's kitchen!

Upcoming Events


July 30  Christmas in July – Join us from 12-4pm at the House of History for games, food, raffles, and fun! Buy one or more raffle tickets online!


Aug 7-14  Franklin County Fair – Visit our booth in Vegetable Hall.


Aug 19  Marty Podskoch will be speaking about the history and lore of the Adirondack Fire Towers from 7-9pm at the St. Regis Falls Adult Center (26 N River Rd, St. Regis Falls, NY 12980) Admission: $5.00. Purchase your ticket online here.


Here's your chance to win a themed raffle basket on July 30 at our Christmas in July event!


Buy 1 or buy 5 for the price of 4!